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: $302.35 (2/23/2017)
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: 10/12/2015

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1914 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 500 550 660 725 750 1300 1950 4450 6850 17000 70000 165000 - - - - -
$ - - - 850 1450 - - 9250 22000 120000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1490
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
7/15/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1459, 1459/Lot# 1181 $1,266.00
7/21/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 267, 273/Lot# 1522 $575.00
9/2/2012 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2117 $3,335.00
9/6/2012 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4969 $1,527.50
9/2/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131237/Lot# 21272 $485.28
7/27/2013 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5241 $6,168.75
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216059 $12,000.00


NGC Registry

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