1914-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $5 1908-1929

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
8529
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
263,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 3,750 R-4.2 10 / 24 TIE 10 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 783 R-5.4 10 / 24 10 / 24
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 24 TIE 1 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,750
60 or Better 783
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-5.4
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 24
65 or Better 1 / 24 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 24
65 or Better 1 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Dr. Steven L. Duckor Collection - David Akers “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:1817, $44,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS65 PCGS grade

US Gold from a prominent midwestern family collection - Goldbergs 6/2016:1603, $146,875

3 MS64+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8529 (MS) 64+

Jim O'Neal Collection of $5 Indians - Heritage 1/2011:5152, $92,000

4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade

Dr. Steven L. Duckor Collection - David Akers “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:1817, $44,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

US Gold from a prominent midwestern family collection - Goldbergs 6/2016:1603, $146,875

 
	PCGS #8529 (MS) 64+ 
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Jim O'Neal Collection of $5 Indians - Heritage 1/2011:5152, $92,000

#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1914-S is one of the great rarities of the 20th-century United States gold series in MS-64 or better condition. The one in my own personal collection, a highly lustrous MS-65, is the only true gem I have seen, but I have handled two others, now in private West Coast collections, that are very close. A strictly graded MS-63 is also very rare although there once was a mini-hoard of Uncirculated coins that does make the MS-60 to 62 specimens possible to locate with just a little diligent searching.

This issue is usually rather well struck, but the surfaces are nearly always granular and decidedly lacklustre. A very few specimens, however, have a somewhat satiny look and excellent lustre that compares favorably to a nice 1910-S, for example. The quality of manufacture is a distinct cut above the 1913-S and 1912-S but the mintmark is typically a poorly defined "blob," although a few examples do have a sharp "S." The color is usually a greenish gold and orange. Some specimens show obvious die buckling near the rims. Overall, the 1914-S is very similar in appearance to the 1911-S and 1915-S.