1914-D $20 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -35685
PCGS#: 9165

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $467.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This issue is very similar in overall rarity to the 1910-D and 1913-D although it is not quite as difficult to find in gem condition as the latter. Any grade short of full MS-65 is quite common and it will not require much searching to find a 1914-D in MS-64 or lower grade. Gems are very scarce, however, and superb MS-67 ones. although they are known, are extremely rare. I have seen a few nearly perfect examples of this issue, with the Browning Collection specimen in a Texas bank as nice as any.

The 1914-D is typically very sharply struck with "soft" frosty, very slightly granular surfaces. (Many specimens I have seen were definitely on the satiny side but more of them have that distictive early Denver Mint frosty look.) Lustre is generally very good on this issue and the color is nearly always light to medium orange gold, often with greenish gold highlights.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 453,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
10
1,460
1
12
1,465
15
1,470
20
1,475
25
1,480
30
1,485
35
1,490
2
40
1,495
1
45
1,495
2
45+
1,495
50
1,500
10
50+
1,500
53
1,505
8
53+
1,505
55+
1,525
58+
1,535
60
1,550
37
62+
1,655
7
63+
1,820
21
65+
3,400
5
66+
14,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 46,500 R-2.5 36 / 49 TIE 39 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 25,666 R-2.7 35 / 49 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 36 / 49 TIE 39 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade Simpson collection
2 MS66 PCGS grade Dr. Steven Duckor collection
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade