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SERIES: St. Gaudens $20 1907-1933
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1914-D $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
9165
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Lettered
Mintage:
453,000
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$43,125 • PCGS MS67 • 11-3-2005 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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 (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4623, $9,775

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4623, $9,775

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
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.