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: $461.07 (10/26/2020)
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: 9/14/2020

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1914 S $5 MS
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Base $ 575 575 575 590 600 735 785 825 1150 2000 3500 4700 12000 62500 145000 - - - - -
$ - - - - 1300 - 4150 7750 - 105000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1527
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: 10/20/2020 1914 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----16493872270584242791781952-----1527
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Total----16493872270585242801851952-----1536
 ----0%0%3%2%5%18%38%2%18%12%1%0%0%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841139119315531753201421693126407364341023013154112944112072894128610134561
9531027104510631078110211571313161918402065248834414860769911204131542123651711914661305930
000000115713131619184020652488344148607699112041315421236517119146600
0000001175143316861927211728073757564789641217913154311786230211003800
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 4073
Owner: UPS guy 20
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2014
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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