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    1914-D Lincoln Cent, MS66 Red
    Low-Mintage Key
    None Certified Finer

    1914-D 1C MS66 Red PCGS. Although the 1909-S VDB is considered the key date to the Lincoln cent series, its conditional rarity falls far behind that of many other dates, particularly in the finer Red grades. The 1914-D stands out in this regard, confirming its key-date status. Only 1.1 million Lincoln cents were struck at the Denver Mint in 1914, and few high-quality specimens were saved by contemporary collectors. As a result, it is many times scarcer in MS65 Red than the 1909-S VDB, and is prohibitively rare any finer. The 1909-S VDB remains collectible through MS66 Red, but only 10 examples of the 1914-D have been certified by PCGS and NGC combined at the MS66 grade level, with the Red designation. These 10 certification events are evenly split between the services, with five citations at each grading house. No finer examples have been certified at either service, and even this small figure may include a few resubmissions and crossovers (12/15). Most of the high-grade examples we know about today probably come from a hoard of about 700 pieces that Walter Breen says existed until the 1950s, although Q. David Bowers reports two rolls of Red and Brown Uncirculated specimens were discovered in Hawaii or the Philippines in the 1970s.

    This delightful Premium Gem representative exhibits vibrant satiny luster in dusky copper-orange hues. The design elements exhibit razor-sharp definition throughout and no mentionable surface flaws are evident. A few microscopic carbon specks are not bothersome. This coin is a must-have example for Registry Set enthusiasts. Population: 5 in 66 Red, 0 finer (12/15).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22BH, PCGS# 2473)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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    February, 2016
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