1909-D $5 MS61

CERTIFICATION#: 14140630
PCGS#: 8514

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This issue is by far the most common of the series in Mint State. This is a "hoard" issue with several small to medium sized hoards of Uncirculated coins dispersed in the 1970's and 1980's. Locating a specimen in MS-63 or lower grade is no problem at all but in MS-64 and especially MS-65, this issue is much more difficult to find than most people realize. True gems are genuinely rare and superb (better than MS-65) quality examples are essentially unobtainable.

The 1909-D is usually well struck (as are most Denver Mint gold coins) and they are seen both satiny (uncommon) and with a "soft" frosty finish. The lustre for this issue is good to very good, much better than for the 1908-D. Color is wide ranging from coppery gold to greenish gold to bright yellow.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,423,560 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
605
2
525
3
430
4
435
6
440
8
445
10
450
1
12
455
15
460
20
465
4
30
475
12
45+
485
1
50+
485
1
53+
495
55+
545
58+
545
1
65+
18,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 141,666 R-1.9 24 / 24 24 / 24
60 or Better 96,666 R-2.0 24 / 24 24 / 24
65 or Better 230 R-6.7 23 / 24 23 / 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  
1 MS66 PCGS grade