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: $286.63 (4/1/2015)
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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/14/2014

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1914 S $5 MS
Base $ 435 445 455 500 550 550 660 725 750 1190 1950 4450 7750 18000 67500 165000 - - - - -
$ 575 675 735 850 1325 2250 5500 9250 25000 115000 - - - -

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Total Graded: 1492
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
8/22/2001 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1475, 1475/Lot# 1850 $448.38
2/24/2003 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2079 $20,125.00
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 3140 $4,743.75
1/17/2011 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 550, 557/Lot# 571 $2,645.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9594 $2,760.00
3/8/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 8872 $546.25
8/12/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131234/Lot# 24652 $675.63
9/2/2012 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2117 $3,335.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 S $5 MS
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1753
Owner: Vespasian49
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