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1914 Indian Head Eagle Obverse     1914 Indian Head Eagle Reverse
   


1914 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8875, 8896

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 151,000
Proofs: 50

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Raised stars

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

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-65's.

Significant examples:
NGC Matte Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 605, sold along with Proof examples of a 1914 Quarter Eagle, Half Eagle, and Double Eagle Eagle for a total of $129,950.00

Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Stack's "William Thomas Michaels", January 21, 2004, Lot 3022, illustrated, no prior pedigree, sold for $4,500.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4111, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

NGC MS-63, Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1857, not plated, sold for $805.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4112, not illustrated, sold for $322.00

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1534, not illustrated, sold for $311.00

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2523 at $373.75

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

The PCGS Population Report, January 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service