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: $360.86 (10/18/2019)
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: 10/18/2019

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1914 S $5 MS
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Base $ 385 400 415 480 545 565 585 715 1300 1950 4100 5425 13700 70000 165000 - - - - -
$ - - - - 1450 - 4700 8800 - 120000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1511
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1914 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----16493870264574252791791952-----1511
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----------1-17--------9
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Total----16493870264575252801861952-----1520
 ----0 %0 %3 %3 %5 %17 %38 %2 %18 %12 %1 %0 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/10/2000 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1306, 1306/Lot# 1853 $211.00
2/24/2003 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2079 $20,125.00
6/28/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 156, 161/Lot# 5208 $414.00
12/4/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 9397 $575.00
12/1/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148105 $375.10
7/21/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32701 $646.25
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1227/Lot# 3364 $7,178.08
2/22/2018 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1272/Lot# 4192 $8,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841139119315531753201421693126407364341023013154112944112072894128610134561
9531027104510631078110211571313161918402065248834414860769911204131542123651711914661305930
000000115713131619184020652488344148607699112041315421236517119146600
0000001175143316861927211728073757564789641217913154311786230211003800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2014
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1753
Owner: Vespasian49
 
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