1914 $2.50 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -35244
PCGS#: 7946

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $165

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): In terms of overall rarity, the 1914 is the second rarest issue of the series, only slightly less rare than the lower mintage, higher priced 1911-D. However, in gem condition, i.e. MS-65 or better, the 1914 may well be just as rare as the 1911-D and there are some who feel it may indeed be even more rare. In my experience the 1914 is available a little more often in MS-65 than the 1911-D but one is more likely to find a superb 1911-D (there are a few around) than a superb 1914 (are there any?).

The typical 1914 is very sharply struck with above average luster for the series. Some specimens show evidence of die buckling near the rims but most do not. The surfaces are nearly always very finely granular and the color is most often a light to medium greenish yellow gold. However, a number of examples also exist that a light rose or coppery color.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 240,000 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
235
1
4
240
1
6
245
8
250
1
10
255
12
260
15
265
1
30
285
1
35
290
3
45+
310
50+
320
1
53+
320
55+
355
58+
420
1
62+
2,500
5
65+
35,000
1
66+
69,000
67
103,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 15,666 R-2.8 2 / 15 2 / 15
60 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 2 / 15 2 / 15
65 or Better 105 R-7.9 3 / 15 3 / 15

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Atherton Family Collection - Heritage 3/2010:2184, $103,500

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade