1914 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $5 1908-1929

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
8527
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
247,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 11,166 R-2.9 15 / 24 15 / 24
60 or Better 7,333 R-3.5 15 / 24 15 / 24
65 or Better 46 R-8.5 15 / 24 15 / 24
Survival Estimate
All Grades 11,166
60 or Better 7,333
65 or Better 46
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-3.5
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 24
60 or Better 15 / 24
65 or Better 15 / 24
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 24
60 or Better 15 / 24
65 or Better 15 / 24

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5150, $126,500 - Bob R. Simpson Collection 

2 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #8527 (MS)     65
3 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5150, $126,500 - Bob R. Simpson Collection 

#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #8527 (MS)     65 #3 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1914 is very similar in overall rarity to the other Philadelphia Mint issues from 1909 to 1913 and it can be found in MS-63 or lower grades with relatively little difficulty. In MS-64 or higher, the 1914 is certainly rare but perhaps a bit less so than the others except the 1911 to which it is very similar in rarity. The 1914 is more rare in high grade than the 1915 or, of course, the 1908, but gems are available from time to time. A few extraordinary Mint State specimens are also known to exist.

The 1914 is almost always sharply struck and the surfaces are generally quite granular, usually more so than on the typical 1912 or 1913. Some "soft" frosty examples also exist but I have not seen any satiny ones. Lustre for this issue is well above average for the series (though not quite as radiant as on the 1912 or 1913) and the color is generally excellent, typically a rich orange and greenish gold or a medium coppery gold.