1914-S $20 AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -35686
PCGS#: 9166

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $396

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1914-S is one of the most common of the early issues in Mint State, and literally thousands of examples are known. In grade up to and including MS-64, this issue is easy to locate. Even gems can be found with some regularity, and I have seen many such pieces. There are also some superb quality, in fact, nearly perfect examples, of the 1914-S known. Several hoards of more than a thousand pieces have been dispersed in the last 15 years.

The 1914-S is usually well struck and the surfaces of most specimens have a very fine granularity and a somewhat satiny texture. Lustre is nearly always very good to excellent. The color is rarely less than excellent and is often outstanding; most examples have a light to medium orange and greenish gold color. Top grade examples of this issue (and there are quite a few) can be exceptionally attractive.

 

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 1,498,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
1
10
1,420
1
40
1,455
2
45+
1,455
50
1,460
12
50+
1,460
53+
1,470
55
1,490
69
55+
1,490
58+
1,500
2
62+
1,605
10
66+
16,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 118,333 R-1.9 42 / 49 TIE 46 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 85,833 R-2.1 42 / 49 46 / 54
65 or Better 8,000 R-3.4 43 / 49 47 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade Dr. Steven Duckor collection
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade