Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1914 has the lowest mintage figure of any of the scarce and underrated Philadelphia Mint issues from 1908 With Motto to 1915 but it is not the rarest issue. The 1909 is more rare in all Mint State grades, especially in gem condtition, and the 1913 is distinctly rarer than the 1914 in MS-64 or better condition. In all respects, both total population-wise and condition-wise, the 1914 is very simlar in rarity to the 1911 and 1915. in MS-60 to 62 condition, the 1914 can be obtained with only a little difficulty. However, even at the MS-63 level, this issue is rather rare, and better than that it is extremely difficult to find. A small number of gems are known, however, and I have seen two and perhaps a third that were distinctly better than MS-65, possibly even grading a full MS-67.

The 1914 is much more sharply struck in general than the 1913 and is nearly as well struck as the 1912. Lustre is average to above average for the series and all examples that I have seen have been frosty. Color is typically good but not great like the 1915 or even as good as the 1912. Most often, the color is a light to medium orange gold.

 

Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Designer
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge
Lettered
Mintage
95250
Weight
33.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
2344
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 11166 R-2.9 23 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE
All Grades 6833 R-3.6 24 / 49 TIE 26 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 77 R-8.2 25 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

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

Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4622, $69,000 - “Bella” Collection - “A&A Saints” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

“Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #9164 (MS)     65