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Obverse of 1914-S One Cent     Reverse of 1914-S One Cent


1914-S ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2474, 2475, 2476

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,137,000
Proofs: 
0

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the date

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65BN's.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 13 MS-65RB's.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66RD's.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4127, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8593, illustrated, sold for $5,865.00   From the Mike Hughes Collection

MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1380, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Flashy red luster and well struck for the date, free of spots or other detriments. Rare, but overshadowed by its big brother the'14-D.", sold for $2,185.00

PCGS MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 78, sold for $1,725.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 190-209, lots 190 and 191 plated, sold for $1,265.00 to $6,037.00 "Based upon the overall uniformity of their original mint coloration and similarity in lustre, it is unquestionably clear that this hoard has been intact since the day of minting"

PCGS graded MS-64 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1381, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Mellow original color on both sides, with a small toned area on the lower left obverse. Sharply impressed at the centers, and minor weakness is noted on a few of the upper letters on the obverse. An impressive example of this scarce date.", sold for $1,667.00

PCGS MS-64, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4128, illustrated, sold for $1,552.50

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7686, not illustrated, sold for $1,121.25

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