1909 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $5 1908-1929

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
8513
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
627,060
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS 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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 18,333
60 or Better 11,500
65 or Better 208
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-6.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 22 / 24
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 16 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 22 / 24

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:2456, $37,375 - Kennedy Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5597, $35,250

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Superior 1/2004:907, $18,400 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5136, $24,150 - Heritage 12/2011:4623, $23,000 - Leon Hendrickson Collection - Heritage 12/2015:3343, $12,925

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8513 (MS) 66

Heritage 7/2006:1319, $51,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:1471, $32,200 - Heritage 3/2010:2372, $26,450 - Heritage 8/2010:3520, $25,300

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
10 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:2456, $37,375 - Kennedy Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5597, $35,250

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Superior 1/2004:907, $18,400 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5136, $24,150 - Heritage 12/2011:4623, $23,000 - Leon Hendrickson Collection - Heritage 12/2015:3343, $12,925

 
	PCGS #8513 (MS) 66 
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2006:1319, $51,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:1471, $32,200 - Heritage 3/2010:2372, $26,450 - Heritage 8/2010:3520, $25,300

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65+ PCGS grade #10 MS65+ PCGS grade
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).