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: 3.11g
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: 8/27/2015

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1914 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 190 235 285 425 900 1525 1650 1775 2150 2600 3050 4100 5000 7250 12500 - - - -
$ 1100 - 1700 1875 2300 - - 4350 5350 - - - -
1914 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2850 3450 4400 5850 10750 19000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4650 6200 14500 - - -
1914 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 3850 4850 6650 22850 90000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4400 6250 11500 36500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4856
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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7/17/2015 PCGS   Red Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4098 $12,925.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base577597695793102816091799214322332319255527272807303334863817449956565990633269078955
584630728871122216721914217322622398261227542882318435964044488557676104652475900
0000001914217322622398261227542882318435964044488557676104652400
0000002028220322902476267027802958333537074272527058796218671500
1914 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6206427358291088169718862215233523682671286029363216367541115515668570587446809710391
627673766915129117601996225523462469273428853029336938204579590568097187766388620
0000001996225523462469273428853029336938204579590568097187766300
0000002105229523572570279729113123352239665047629569347317788000
1914 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53956058160462765067417421792184418951949212433863935434772581078811342118681278615715
54656758961263565810301759180918611913200725453569407253178435109731151712174137620
0000001030175918091861191320072545356940725317843510973115171217400
0000001386177518271878193120662965375242106288961111157116931248000
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Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 3817
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 63 RB
Points: 3675
Owner: JTO
 
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