Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,193,000
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1914 D 1C MS obverse 1914 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though not the lowest mintage issue in the Lincoln Cent series (both 1909-S V.D.B. and 1931-S are lower), the 1,193,000 cents coined at Denver in 1914 have the smallest surviving population. The other two dates were targeted by speculators and thus survive in disproportionately high numbers, while 1914-D cents flew under the radar until the opportunity to save them was all but lost.

Most surviving Mint State examples of this date are probably from a hoard of 700 pieces mentioned by Walter Breen and still in existence through the early 1950s. Others are from two rolls of spotted red and brown pieces that was discovered in Hawaii or the Philippines during the 1970s, according to a first-hand account by Dave Bowers.

Though sharply struck 1914-D cents are found, most have moderate die erosion and loss of detail, the lapel of Lincoln's coat being a shallow feature of the design often lost to severe die polishing.

This rarity is often faked by adding a D mintmark to Philadlephia coins or by shaving down the first 4 on 1944-D cents. Both alterations are easilty detected. The D mintmark on 1914-D cents was not used after 1931, and 1944 cents have letters V.D.B. on the truncation of Lincoln's bust, while those made before 1918 do not.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1914 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 185 225 275 390 900 900 1450 1525 1600 1975 2050 2100 2650 3650 4400 8000 11500 - - - -
$ 1000 1550 1675 1780 2275 2300 2350 2900 4100 6900 9600 13000 - -
1914 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2220 3100 4400 5200 9750 17550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 2440 3500 5200 7500 11500 19000 - -
1914 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3650 4850 6500 16500 40950 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4300 5750 9600 23500 44000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4210
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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1/30/2011 PCGS   Brown Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1187 $184.00
1/16/2012 NGC AU 53   Brown Teletrade Auction 3208, 3208/Lot# 1056 $1,350.00
7/12/2012 NGC AU 53   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3169 $1,265.00
9/3/2012 PCGS VF 25   Brown Teletrade Auction 3340, 3340/Lot# 1046 $340.00
1/1/2013 PCGS F 15   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14220 $212.68
1/27/2013 PCGS VG 8   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 736, 745/Lot# 4035 $220.00
7/28/2013 NGC F 15   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 121724 $247.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18332038157574582094910661123115912121247145016471753278138395158682088491403820509
22834044563177086398810851135117612231314151516822095313342785712749610578161950
0000009881085113511761223131415151682209531334278571274961057800
00000010271104114711941235138215811717243834864718626681721230800
1914 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333674106612021286140414771707192820483194436160897960102263626463978
3333322680411111230132514281553178019682430358349376712871518905455020
0000008041111123013251428155317801968243035834937671287151890500
0000009351156125813641452163018542008281239725513733694702758400
1914 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333674106613491511172518542124238525253852518568208849112944135672858
3333322680411601403158217681944221124312967429657307496966421314518560
0000008041160140315821768194422112431296742965730749696642131400
00000093512541457165318112034229824783409474062758172104793133500
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 6820
Owner: brent137
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 2781
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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