1909 $10 MS62 Certification #35649951, PCGS #8862

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1909 is one of the rarest Philadelphia Mint issues, surpassed only by the 1933, 1907 Rolled Edge and the 1908 No Motto. Up to the grade of MS-62, specimens are not difficult to locate and even in MS-63 they are encountered fairly often. True gems (MS-65 quality) are another matter altogether and they are very rare. Better than MS-65, this issue is almost nonexistent, although there are a few, and one is more likely to find a superb 1908 No Motto or 1908-S, for example, than a similar quality specimen of the 1909. (There are more gems of the 1909 around there there are gems of those two issues, however.) This is one of the most underrated issues of the series.

The 1909 in Mint State almost always has a beautiful, highly lustrous, satiny finish that is not very different from the Proofs. The strike is invariably sharp and the color is typically a light to medium greenish yellow gold or a rich yellow gold.
PCGS #
8862
Designer
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge
Raised Stars
Diameter
26.80 millimeters
Weight
16.70 grams
Mintage
184089
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
712
Pop Lower
1381
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 5500 R-3.9 16 / 27 20 / 32
All Grades 3500 R-4.3 16 / 27 20 / 32
60 or Better 67 R-8.3 15 / 27 TIE 17 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 5500
All Grades 3500
60 or Better 67
65 or Better R-3.9
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-8.3
65 or Better 16 / 27
All Grades 16 / 27
60 or Better 15 / 27 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 32
All Grades 20 / 32
60 or Better 17 / 32 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3886, $80,500 - Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:2482 - Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4539, $28,200

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3886, $80,500 - Simpson Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:2482 - Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4539, $28,200

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade