1914-S $10 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 06666130
PCGS#: 8877

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1914-S is very similar in all aspects of rarity to the 1910-S and 1912-S. The entire Mint State population of this issue is not large and most of those are in the MS60 to 62 grades with only an occasional choice specimen (MS-63) being available. Above MS-63, the 1914-S is a major rarity and seldom, if ever, available. The Auction '79 and Kruthoffer specimens, both solid MS-65 coins, are the two best I have seen by a small margin, and there are perhaps five or six others that could be called gems. I have never seen or heard of anything that would qualify as better than MS-65, however. Overall, and especially in gem condition, the 1914-S is one of the rarest and most underrated issues in the series.

The typical 1914-S has much more lustre than the 1912-S or 1913-S and is very similar to the 1910-S and 1911-S in this important respect. All 1914-S eagles I have seen have been frosty and very sharply struck; some even show a trace of the "wire rim" that is so evident on the 1911-S and, sometimes, the 1913-S. Color is a definite strong point of this issue, typically rich greenish gold highlighted with rose or orange. Top grade examples of this issue are exceptionally pretty.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Raised Stars
Mintage: 208,000 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
810
30
820
45+
930
50+
1,030
53+
1,110
55+
1,185
58+
1,850
62+
6,250
1
63+
12,000
1
64+
21,500
2
65+
52,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 12 / 27 14 / 32
60 or Better 1,200 R-4.9 12 / 27 TIE 14 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 27 R-8.9 10 / 27 10 / 32 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 6/2006:2641, $253,000 - Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3183, $161,000

1 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade Simpson Collection
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade