1914-S $20 MS66 Certification #29582952, PCGS #9166

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.



34.00 millimeters
Augustus Saint Gaudens
33.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 118333 R-1.9 42 / 49 TIE 46 / 54 TIE
All Grades 85833 R-2.1 42 / 49 46 / 54
60 or Better 8000 R-3.4 43 / 49 47 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - A&A Saints Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66+ PCGS grade

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1 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade