1909 $5 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 90079428
PCGS#: 8513

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1909 is clearly not one of the major rarities of the series but it is certainly very difficult to locate in MS-64 or higher grade. Below that level specimens can be located with relatively little searching. Thrue gems are very rare, maybe two dozen existing in all, and superb quality examples (better than MS-65) are exceptionally rare and, for all practical purposes, unobtainable. They do exist, however.

The 1909 is usually well struck with good to very good lustre. Most specimens are of the "soft" frosty surface type, but some satiny examples do exist that are remarkably similar to the Proofs in general appearance. Color on this issue is wide ranging. There are beautiful greenish orange specimens (always the "soft" frosty type) and bright yellow gold ones (usually, but not always, the satiny type).

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 627,060 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
575
2
495
4
405
1
6
410
1
8
415
10
420
15
430
1
35
450
14
45+
460
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460
53+
460
55+
520
58+
520
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 18,333 R-2.8 16 / 24 TIE 16 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 11,500 R-2.9 17 / 24 TIE 17 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 208 R-6.9 22 / 24 22 / 24

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 10/2009:1471
1 MS66 PCGS grade