Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,368,470
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1909 INDIAN 1C MS obverse 1909 INDIAN 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of Indian Head Cents was terminated in the spring of 1909, as the Mint anticipated that the Lincoln Cent dies would be ready shortly. This proved to not be the case, but there seems to have been enough cents on hand to wait out the delay.

In any other year such a relatively low mintage would have resulted in a rare issue, but this date was widely hoarded in Mint State as the last of its kind. Fully red gems are more available for 1909 than for any other coin in the series.

Starting with 1909's coinage across all denominations, dates were no longer punched into each working die. Instead, the master die for this year included a complete date that was transferred without any irregularities to all working hubs and working dies. Thus, there were no more repunched or misplaced dates.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1909 INDIAN 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.05 10.40 12.00 13.13 17.25 17.25 27.60 28.80 31.20 34.80 37.20 38.40 43.20 55.20 75.60 138 312 - - - -
$ - 31.00 32.00 35.00 39.00 42.00 43.00 48.00 62.00 85.00 154 340 - -
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 42.00 46.80 79.20 126 200 364 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 47.00 52.00 89.00 141 220 400 - -
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 110 210 500 1460 5850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 67.00 124 230 550 1610 6300 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1989
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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4/20/2014 MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 724
4/22/2014 MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131416/Lot# 20445
4/27/2014 MS 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1204/Lot# 3067


Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 284 $356.50
7/17/2007 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July West Palm Beach, FL) Final Session #443, 443/Lot# 7108 $373.75
11/22/2007 NGC MS 66   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 197, 203/Lot# 5038 $242.65
1/24/2012 NGC MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8277 $373.75
12/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 3407, 3407/Lot# 1143 $1,200.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 601 $195.50
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 94964 $154.82


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 INDIAN 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216243245677689102111123131143147198255423785943121615421930
13182636527080931051151251351441642173115438371034132416710
00000080931051151251351441642173115438371034132400
00000084971081191281391451812363676648901125143300
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12162432456776891021111231311471512162985328441707212426143183
131826365270809310511512513614817224337663611311846228728030
000000809310511512513614817224337663611311846228700
000000849710811912814114919427045474014191985245000
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121624324567768910211112313114723027848794514832665324239074668
1318263652708093105115125136174246347639112418772857346341600
0000008093105115125136174246347639112418772857346300
0000008497108119128141202262417792130322713049368500
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