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1909 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $2 1/2 1908-1929

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
7940
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
441,760
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7940 (MS)     66

Simpson Collection

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PCGS #7940 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
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.