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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 8/4/2014

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1914 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 190 235 285 425 900 900 1475 1575 1750 2150 2375 2500 2875 3500 4900 7200 12500 - - - -
$ 1000 1550 1675 1850 2250 2450 2600 3100 3800 5750 - - - -
1914 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2750 3450 4600 5900 11750 19000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 5200 7500 - - - -
1914 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3850 5350 6700 23500 60000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4400 6250 9600 31000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4335
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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8/8/2001 NGC VG 8   Brown Teletrade Auction 1469, 1469/Lot# 1022 $103.55
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10/5/2014 NGC VG 10   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131441/Lot# 23549 $141.00


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 64 BN
Points: 2781
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: XF 40 BN
Points: 820
Owner: Mr. Thompson
 
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