1914 D, fake or real, worth?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by shawmutt, May 26, 2019.

  1. shawmutt

    shawmutt Member

    I got super excited when I found a 1914 D in an old collection, and then a bit dismayed when I was taking photos for my previous post and saw all the damage around the date. I took some better pictures on white paper.

    Do ya’ll think it’s real or fake? What would you grade it if real?


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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks good to me and it is a shame about that damage. It would grade a lot higher if not for that, if it would grade at all.
  4. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    I think it is a 44 that someone was turning into a 14 D.
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  5. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Looks altered to me.
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It looks like the 1 took a hit on the left side and moved it to the right. It is copper and copper is soft. There is damage to both sides of this coin but the spacing looks good on a photo if I use what looks like the original position of the 1.
  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Altered. Poorly
  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

  10. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Spacing is off, if the left mark is the original location, then it is too far from the 4.
  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    So much damage on the date.
    Also the shoulder where the VDB was placed starting in 1918
    is conveniently scrubbed away. I didn't compare, but you can always
    compare the distance of the 1 to the 4 and then that bar in the 1944 to the last 4. If it's too close, it's an altered 1944.
    As well as the distance from the 9 to the second 1. If it is wide or normal.
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
  12. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter World Numismatist

    Altered I believe from a later date Lincoln cent.
  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    In 1914 there was no VDB. After 1918 (?) the VDB was added under the shoulder. Seems like I can see something on yours...
  14. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Agree someone made it from a 44 and then tried to push the "1" made from the 4 over to divide the distance or multiple Damaged '44.
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  15. FishyOne

    FishyOne Member

    Even if it wasn't altered, and it looks like it has been, it would not be worth much in that condition.
  16. justafarmer

    justafarmer Senior Member

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