The 1914-D Lincoln Cent is one of the more desirable date and mintmark combinations of the series. Below you will see images of a coin that recently was brought in. This coin was unfortunately an altered 1944-D, a coin that trades for less than a nickel.
Take note of the space between the ‘9’ and the ‘1’ in the date as well as the height of the ‘1’. This example shows prevalent tooling marks but not all forgeries are this way.
Here we’ve cropped the date to better illustrate what’s wrong with this coin.
An example of a genuine 1914 D cent. As stated previously, this is one of most desired cents in the Lincoln set.
This is a genuine 1914-D example.
Here we’ve cropped the date to better illustrate a the spaces between 9,1,4.
This is a 1944-D. Many of these have been altered to resemble a 1914-D, a coin that routinely sells for $100 in the lowest grades.
Here we’ve cropped the date for a closer look for you.
Use this compairson slider to carefully study the fake and genuine 1914 D Cents so you will can easily identify this type of counterfeit 1914 D