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: $280.07 (10/13/2015)
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: 10/12/2015

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1914 D $5 MS
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 570 750 1225 3350 6250 26500 69000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1375 3850 9150 32500 - - -

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Total Graded: 2569
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
3/24/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 6273 $7,475.00
6/29/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 June New York, NY Signature Auction #380, 380/Lot# 6554 $977.50
7/27/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 7591 $2,015.95
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3896 $6,325.00
1/31/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 217, 223/Lot# 9322 $979.80
4/5/2009 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2675, 2675/Lot# 2888 $575.00
3/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4092 $12,925.00
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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