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Obverse of 1914-S Half Eagle     Reverse of 1914-S Half Eagle


1914-S $5 OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8529

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 263,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt

Diameter: 21.6 millimeters

Metal Content:
Gold - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) left of the arrowheads on the reverse 

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3744, sold for $11,500.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1021 at $1,150.00

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2429 at $816.50

Brilliant Uncirculated or virtually so.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1800, not plated, sold for $414.00

ICG AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1462, not illustrated, sold for $402.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-64's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service