1914 $10 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -35586
PCGS#: 8875

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $385

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1914 is an underrated issue, nearly as much so as the 1909. In the low Mint State grades, i.e. MS-60 to 62, it is not difficult to find, but in MS-63 and MS-64, there are a whole lot fewer around than one might think. True gems are very rare and I am sure that only a very few exist that are better than MS-65. In all respects, this is a much more difficult issue to find than the 1910, 1912, 1913, or 1915, although it is not as rare as the 1909.

The 1914 is typically very sharply struck, and the surfaces are often very slightly granular like the 1910 and 1912. Lustre varies from only average to excellent, but it would be correct to say that most 1914 eagles have very good lustre. Color is usually a rich greenish gold although light medium orange gold (or even a combination of the two) is also seen. The 1914 is always fully frosty.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Raised Stars
Mintage: 151,000 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
815
2
765
3
645
4
660
6
665
8
670
10
675
12
680
15
685
20
690
25
695
30
700
35
705
40
715
2
45+
710
50
710
19
50+
710
53+
720
55+
760
58+
765
4
65+
16,500
1
66+
35,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 9,500 R-3.1 17 / 27 21 / 32
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 17 / 27 21 / 32
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 18 / 27 TIE 22 / 32 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade Simpson Collection
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3893, $40,250
3 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 4/2008:2486, $25,300 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3521, $20,700