1914 $5 (Proof)

Series: Indian Head $5 1908-1915

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS #:
8545
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
125
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 59 R-8.4 3 / 8 TIE 3 / 8 TIE
60 or Better 57 R-8.4 3 / 8 TIE 3 / 8 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 3 / 8 TIE 3 / 8 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 59
60 or Better 57
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 8 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 8 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 8 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 8 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 8 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 8 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20119, $111,625 - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:3115, $246,750 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade

Abe Kosoff, sold privately circa 1970 - Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation Collection - Sotheby's 12/1996:53, $20,900 - Tacasyl Collection - Bonhams 9/2013:1016, $93,600 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 11/2018:333, $108,688

3 PR66 PCGS grade PCGS #8545 (PR)     66
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8545 (PR) 66

Leon Hendrickson Collection - Heritage 12/2015:3372, $64,625

3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 estimated grade

Dr. Robert Loewinger Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3135, $51,750

10 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20119, $111,625 - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:3115, $246,750 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade

Abe Kosoff, sold privately circa 1970 - Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation Collection - Sotheby's 12/1996:53, $20,900 - Tacasyl Collection - Bonhams 9/2013:1016, $93,600 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 11/2018:333, $108,688

PCGS #8545 (PR)     66 #3 PR66 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #8545 (PR) 66 
#3 PR66 PCGS grade

Leon Hendrickson Collection - Heritage 12/2015:3372, $64,625

#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 estimated grade

Dr. Robert Loewinger Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3135, $51,750

#10 PR65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The Proof 1914 Half Eagle is very rare. Perhaps two-thirds of the original mintage of 125 Proofs has survived and approximately forty to fifty examples have been certified. The matte finish is fragile, thus it is difficult to find top-quality specimens. The grades seen most frequently on coins of this date are PR64 and PR65, with equal populations at each level. PR66 examples are extremely rare, and PR67's exist but are rarely encountered.

The best advice for collectors is to look for examples that have not been dipped out -- such coins will have a pale, almost white-ish color. Traditionally, the dipping has been done to remove copper toning spots, which some collectors find objectionable. However, there is a rising number of collectors who favor coins with original, unmolested "crust." These are coins that are truly "as made" and which have been spared the various methods of "improving" a coin's grade.