Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 247,000
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: $277.75 (10/6/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1914 D $5 MS obverse 1914 D $5 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Although not a San Francisco Mint product, the 1914-D is nonetheless a scarcer issue among the Indian Head half eagle series, with a skimpy mintage of 247,000 pieces. In 2006, gold pundits Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth noted that this issue 'is a scarcer date, and is frequently found well struck even on the feather tips and eagle's chest and wings. The surfaces are less granular and more lustrous than seen on many dates of this series. In terms of rarity, this date is available in most grades up to MS-64, but the populations fall off drastically at the gem MS-65 level, as seen on most dates. For this date and mint, a total of 20 coins have been graded as MS-65 ... . This places the issues (sic) just ahead of the 1914 Philadelphia issue in terms of rarity in gem, as the 14th scarcest.'

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/14/2014

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1914 D $5 MS
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 560 750 1175 3150 6000 26500 66500 - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 570 775 1900 3700 8800 32500 - - -

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Total Graded: 2568
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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12/4/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 116, 121/Lot# 2301 $477.25
5/16/2010 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2854, 2854/Lot# 2790 $690.00
7/7/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1157/Lot# 9816 $431.25
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1729 $529.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4331 $3,113.75
1/9/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 13112 $485.28
10/12/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 211351 $550.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 D $5 MS
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3325
Owner: SSGI
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3080
Owner: Irxharts
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