1909 Mint Set with Gold & Major Varieties

Number of
Required Items
32
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.786
To commemorate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the first new cent design in fifty years was introduced to the American public in August, 1909. The first issues contained the designer's initials (VDB) at the bottom of the reverse. There are also two cent varieties (a doubled die on the 1909 VDB and a double mintmark - S over Horizontal S) resulting in no fewer than eight cents in this year's "With Varieties" Mint Set. Of course, the storied 1909-S VDB cent is a major key, but the last Quarters and Halves from the New Orleans Mint are also scarce, particularly in high grade. Including a variety, twelve gold coins were struck in 1909 and among them is one of the great 20th century rarities, the 1909-O Half Eagle. As the last (and only) Indian Half Eagle struck in New Orleans, it enjoys very strong demand from collectors. Gem specimens have sold in excess of half a million dollars! Another tough gold coin will be the 1909-D $20, which will run into the low six-figures in top grade. The gold variety in this set is the overdate (1909/8) from the Philadelphia Mint.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen 1909 Mint Set Complete 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 100.00% 66.51 66.82 66.82
DLH
2 TheViking 81.25% 57.28 57.28 43.59
3 JoBoCo 12.50% 53.46 53.46 08.07
4 Vinny Kid 37.50% 16.72 16.72 05.26
5 Bear Creek Collection 21.88% 37.38 37.38 04.94

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen 1909 Mint Set Complete 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 100.00% 66.51 66.82 66.82
DLH
2 TheViking 81.25% 57.28 57.28 43.59
3 JoBoCo 12.50% 53.46 53.46 08.07
4 Vinny Kid 37.50% 16.72 16.72 05.26
5 Bear Creek Collection 21.88% 37.38 37.38 04.94
6 maqz99 YN 3.13% 50.00 50.00 01.57