Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 263,000
Catalog: KM-129
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.36 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1914 S $5 MS obverse 1914 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1914-S is one of the more significant condition rarities in the Indian Head half eagle series. Although 263,000 pieces were minted--not an especially low production--most were apparently placed into circulation. This seems logical, as there was still demand for gold coins in the West, even though most parts of the United States were content with banknotes. Any 1914-S five dollar (or any other San Francisco-minted coin) that entered circulation had the potential to receive a fair amount of wear. Most certified 1914-S coins grade between Very Fine and About Uncirculated. A number of known 'raw' coins grade even lower.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

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1914 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 450 460 470 480 490 490 585 615 650 1000 1660 4300 7750 17550 56000 115000 - - - - -
$ 520 630 675 720 1100 1830 4750 8750 20000 65000 130000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1445
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/19/1995 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7845 $2,750.00
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 10404 $2,645.00
12/8/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Signature Sale #277, 277/Lot# 6716 $488.75
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2320 $1,725.00
9/15/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 283, 289/Lot# 1289 $414.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5241 $6,168.75
9/16/2013 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3448, 3448/Lot# 2641 $425.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841139119315531753201421693126407364341023013154112944112072894128610134561
9531027104510631078110211571313161918402065248834414860769911204131542123651711914661305930
000000115713131619184020652488344148607699112041315421236517119146600
0000001175143316861927211728073757564789641217913154311786230211003800
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1753
Owner: Vespasian49
 
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