Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 263,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $309.23 (10/24/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1914 S $5 MS obverse 1914 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of 263,000 coins, one might not expect the 1914-S $5 Indian to be among the rarest Indian half eagles in gem. However, it seems most of this issue went directly into circulation. In fact, NGC has only graded a total of 7 coins at MS64 or above! (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/9/2017

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1914 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 410 420 430 450 475 550 600 650 1300 1950 4450 6850 16000 70000 165000 - - - - -
$ - - - - 1450 - 4800 9250 - 120000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1487
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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11/4/2017 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20392


Auction Prices Realized

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4/8/1998 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1039, 1039/Lot# 2053 $2,057.25
11/14/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #62, 67/Lot# 1012 $552.00
1/22/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131205/Lot# 26645 $460.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1730 $1,897.50
6/10/2012 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 52236 $403.70
7/11/2013 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1187/Lot# 9563 $381.88
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7389 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

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