Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 75,238,432
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1914 1C MS obverse 1914 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of this issue is remarkably close to that of 1913, yet fewer seem to have survived in fully red gem. This is not to say that such coins are truly rare, as this is by all measures a fairly common date. Worn examples likely exist in the tens or hundreds of thousands.

Most 1914(P) are quite well struck, and it appears that the Philadelphia Mint was more prompt in replacing worn dies. During Fiscal Year 1914 (July 1, 1913 through June 30, 1914), the Philadelphia Mint used a total of 655 cent dies, and all cent planchets were produced onsite, rather than being purchased.

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Last Updated: 3/23/2017

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1914 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.60 1.10 2.20 5.75 21.00 37.50 40.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 75.00 110 215 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 125 - - - -
1914 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 70.00 90.00 170 250 775 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 205 350 1100 - -
1914 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 80.00 110 300 540 4700 36250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 90.00 125 375 700 7500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 741
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/1/1996 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 6536 $330.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 956 $2,990.00
4/13/2008 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2515, 2515/Lot# 1036 $168.00
3/18/2010 NGC MS 66   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 463, 469/Lot# 5034 $276.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 8618 $258.50
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20060 $211.50
10/6/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 118034 $9.09
11/9/2015 PCGS MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24689 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3336208510215516317118320122023728839565381889898211301696
334114291120158166175189207226254324481708845926103113190
000000120158166175189207226254324481708845926103100
000000137160168179195214231271359567763871954108100
1914 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33392812713516317119420923023727233655172514771600173019542787
335156113014416617919921623224929340860997615181643180522320
00000014416617919921623224929340860997615181643180500
000000154168186204223235260315479667122615591687187900
1914 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33312371431471791862092202442753043958201193371285378983973010523
3362072144158181194213228254285334537944203353208686923299940
000000158181194213228254285334537944203353208686923200
0000001681842012162362652943656781069287269298834948100
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 1477
Owner: wheat'swheats
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 725
Owner: Joshua Murphy
 
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