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PCGS No: 5669


Circulation strikes: 264,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Recent appearances:
Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 804, not plated, sold for $146.50

"1914-S, with its very low mintage, has long attracted the attention of Barber collectors. Fortunately, being late in the series a fair number were saved in mint state probably by B. Max Mehl and his colleagues. This date comes with a decent obverse strike and nice luster, but the reverse details will often be soft.

When certification began in 1986 a number of 1914-S's were submitted early and the coin only ranked 25th in the last Edition. In fact, only 10 pieces have been added to the pop reports since then and some of these undoubtedly were resubmissions."

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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

1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum