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Obverse of 1914 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1914 Quarter Eagle


1914 2˝ DOLLARS OR
QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7946, 7963

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 240,000
Proofs: 117

Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal Content:
Gold - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±64.5 grains (±4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) left of the arrowheads on the reverse 

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

Significant examples:
NGC Matte Proof-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 605, sold along with Proof examples of a 1914 Half Eagle, Eagle, and Double Eagle Eagle for a total of $129,950.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3614, sold for $6,325.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7548, illustrated, sold for $3,277.50  From the Judge Thomas Butt Collection

MS-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 758 at $1,092.00, where it was described (in part) as follows: "The second most difficult date in the series to obtain in choice condition."

NGC MS-63.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 674, illustrated, sold for $5,520.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7547, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2263, unsold

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3977, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

NGC MS-63, Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1685, plated, sold for $1,840.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8895, plated, sold for $3,335.00  From the estate of Harry West

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1024, plated, sold for $2,990.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2264, sold for $747.50

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 478, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2265, sold for $299.00

MS-60, Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7081, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 197, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

NGC MS-60, Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1686, not plated, sold for $322.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1687, not plated, sold for $690.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1049, not plated, sold for $448.75

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service