1909 $2.50 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -35239
PCGS#: 7940

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $825

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): In lower Mint State grades, the 1909 is scarce but certainly not rare and it is not particularly difficult to locate specimens in the MS-60 to 63 range. The population thins out rapidly after that, however, and true gems are really very hard to find. There are some superb pieces around but not very many.

Most Mint State specimens are well struck and there is none of the lack of feather definition on the eagle that is standard on the 1908. The lustre is almost always very good, and really choice specimens are often very similar in overall appearance to the satin finish Proofs of the year. Many others, however, are fully frosty. Color is typically a light to medium yellow gold.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 441,760 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
235
4
240
6
245
10
255
12
260
15
265
25
275
2
30
280
3
35
280
5
45+
290
50+
295
1
53+
295
55+
320
58+
330
62+
630
5
63+
1,800
11
65+
8,000
6

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 23,666 R-2.7 3 / 15 TIE 3 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 14,333 R-2.9 3 / 15 TIE 3 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 350 R-6.3 9 / 15 9 / 15

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade Simpson Collection
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade