Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,193,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
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.

Note: This coin is commonly targeted by counterfeiters. Learn more here.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2019

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1914 D 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 215 260 375 900 1430 1630 1950 2325 2450 2600 3050 3500 5000 7000 12500 - - - -
$ 1000 - 1700 2150 2400 - - - 4100 5350 - - - -
1914 D 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2850 3450 4400 5850 10750 19000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 4650 6200 14500 - - -
1914 D 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3850 4850 7200 22850 90000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4400 6250 11500 36500 - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5808
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/12/2021 1914 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base297401167113614432212345974120128118625356184----5563
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----------------1-----1
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Total297401167113614432212345974120128118625356194----5564
 1%13%21%20%26%4%4%1%1%2%2%0%0%1%1%1%0%0%---- 
1914 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------2115479383----187
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Total------------2115479383----187
 ------------1%6%29%42%20%2%---- 
1914 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------3429184----58
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Total-------------3429184----58
 -------------5%7%50%31%7%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base577597695793102816091799214322332319255527272807303334863817449956565990633269078955
584630728871122216721914217322622398261227542882318435964044488557676104652475909403
0000001914217322622398261227542882318435964044488557676104652400
0000002028220322902476267027802958333537074272527058796218671500
1914 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6206427358291088169718862215233523682671286029363216360140955316668570587446809710391
6276737669151291176019962255234624692734288530293344376645025772680971877663886210911
0000001996225523462469273428853029334437664502577268097187766300
0000002105229523572570279729113123347339304909622969347317788000
1914 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66368477486511451869196922852433244827812985305733863765433329361175412318129021387714905
67071480495813861902207423342438255928493009316735123954433358751194212513132271422015650
0000002074233424382559284930093167351239544333587511942125131322700
0000002180238424432670291730333276363941444333881512130127071355200
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Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 3817
Owner: jlaack42
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 3817
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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