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: 4/29/2015

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1914 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 190 235 285 425 900 1475 1575 1750 2150 2500 2875 3500 5000 7200 12500 - - - -
$ 1000 - 1675 1850 2250 2600 3100 3800 5500 - - - -
1914 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2750 3450 4300 5850 11750 19000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 5200 6600 14500 - - -
1914 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 3850 5350 6900 23500 60000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4400 6250 11400 31000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4476
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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5/4/2005 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 5527 $6,555.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 744 $6,325.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(1), 1166/Lot# 3062 $10,350.00
4/1/2012 NGC VG 8   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/01/2012, 16/Lot# 40859 $181.50
8/15/2012 PCGS G 4   Brown Teletrade Auction 3330, 3330/Lot# 1070 $130.00
11/11/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131247/Lot# 20604 $111.63
1/1/2013 NGC XF 40   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14212 $682.68
10/20/2013 NGC VF 35   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 745 $481.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57759769579310281609949210621792302255526851450294832383783448556565986632969078955
584630728871122216091335213022202386259826851949304534204017487557666100652275900
0000001335213022202386259826851949304534204017487557666100652200
0000001720215522612471264226852449314136014251526658766215671400
1914 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5395605816046276506741383142614691513155817073216367541115515668570587446809710391
546567589612635658910139714401484152816082210336938204579590568097187766388620
000000910139714401484152816082210336938204579590568097187766300
0000001147141214551498154316572713352239665047629569347317788000
1914 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53956058160462765067417421792184418951949212433863935434772581022610735112631214515213
54656758961263565810301759180918611913200725453569407253178247103961091111557131680
0000001030175918091861191320072545356940725317824710396109111155700
0000001386177518271878193120662965375242106288923710565110871185100
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Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 3783
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: XF 40 BN
Points: 1609
Owner: Mr. Thompson
 
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