1914-D $20 MS67 Certification #06666164, PCGS #9165

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.

Ron Guth

Nearly 30 years of certification have given us a much clearer picture of the grade distribution of most American coins.  This allows us to see what changes, if any, have occurred over the years in our perception of rarity and quality.  For the 1914-D $20, the populations in grades from MS62 to MS65 confirm that this is a common date and literally thousands have been certified in each of those grades. The rarity of MS-66 examples and the extreme rarity of MS67 examples support the assertions made by David Akers decades ago.  To date, the only 1914-D in MS67 is the remarkable PCGS MS67 in the Simpson collection.

Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Designer
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge
Lettered
Mintage
453000
Weight
33.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
8634
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 46500 R-2.5 36 / 49 TIE 39 / 54 TIE
All Grades 25666 R-2.7 35 / 49 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 2500 R-4.5 36 / 49 TIE 39 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2017:368, $45,825

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

“A&A Saints” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade