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1914 Indian Head Half Eagle Obverse     1914 Indian Head Half Eagle Reverse
 


1914 $5 OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8527, 8545

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 247,000
Proofs: 125

Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt

Diameter: 21.6 millimeters

Metal Content:
Gold - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) left of the arrowheads on the reverse 

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

Significant examples:
NGC Matte Proof-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 605, sold along with Proof examples of a 1914 Quarter Eagle, Eagle, and Double Eagle Eagle for a total of $129,950.00

Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 849, sold for $8,625.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7699, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7700, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9053, plated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 550, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 551, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1018, plated, sold for $920.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9051, not plated, sold for $1,035.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9052, not plated, sold for $1,092.50  From the estate of Harry West

MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1019, sold for $287.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1622, sold for $488.75

Brilliant Uncirculated and close to Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1799, not plated, sold for $546.25

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service