PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

1914 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $2 1/2 1908-1929

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

View More Images

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
7946
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
240,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 15,666 R-2.8 2 / 15 2 / 15
60 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 2 / 15 2 / 15
65 or Better 105 R-7.9 3 / 15 3 / 15
Survival Estimate
All Grades 15,666
60 or Better 10,000
65 or Better 105
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-3.0
65 or Better R-7.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 15
60 or Better 2 / 15
65 or Better 3 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 15
60 or Better 2 / 15
65 or Better 3 / 15

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Atherton Family Collection - Heritage 3/2010:2184, $103,500

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Atherton Family Collection - Heritage 3/2010:2184, $103,500

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): In terms of overall rarity, the 1914 is the second rarest issue of the series, only slightly less rare than the lower mintage, higher priced 1911-D. However, in gem condition, i.e. MS-65 or better, the 1914 may well be just as rare as the 1911-D and there are some who feel it may indeed be even more rare. In my experience the 1914 is available a little more often in MS-65 than the 1911-D but one is more likely to find a superb 1911-D (there are a few around) than a superb 1914 (are there any?).

The typical 1914 is very sharply struck with above average luster for the series. Some specimens show evidence of die buckling near the rims but most do not. The surfaces are nearly always very finely granular and the color is most often a light to medium greenish yellow gold. However, a number of examples also exist that a light rose or coppery color.