1914 $5 XF45 Certification #19837269, PCGS #8527

Expert Comments

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.
PCGS #
8527
Designer
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
21.60 millimeters
Weight
8.36 grams
Mintage
247000
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2581
Pop Lower
18
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 11166 R-2.9 15 / 24 15 / 24
All Grades 7333 R-3.5 15 / 24 15 / 24
60 or Better 46 R-8.5 15 / 24 15 / 24
65 or Better 11166
All Grades 7333
60 or Better 46
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-3.5
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better 15 / 24
All Grades 15 / 24
60 or Better 15 / 24
65 or Better 15 / 24
All Grades 15 / 24
60 or Better 15 / 24

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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
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