Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,175
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 PF obverse 1909 INDIAN 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite the fact that they were in production only during the opening months of 1909, the proof Indian Head Cents of this date are fairly plentiful with respect to other issues of that decade. As the Census figures reveal, fully red and cameo pieces are quite scarce.

The completist collector may want to add this date to his or her type set, as the 1909 Indian Head Cent is the only date of the series to have a date that was hubbed into the master die rather than punched into each working die. Also, letter L on the ribbon is slightly different than in earlier years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1909 INDIAN 1C PF Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 115 186 225 300 670 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 129 208 250 330 740 - -
1909 INDIAN 1C PF Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 144 222 450 600 1130 2930 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 161 240 500 660 1240 3200 -
1909 INDIAN 1C PF Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 173 270 540 1340 2280 9810 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 193 300 590 1470 2510 10600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 253
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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3/26/1997 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0931, 931/Lot# 1027 $218.00
1/17/2005 NGC PF 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 Fort Lauderdale, FL (FUN) Bullet Sale #361, 361/Lot# 264 $205.85
4/25/2005 NGC PF 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 71 $217.35
7/30/2008 PCGS PF 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1184 $11,500.00
9/9/2009 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 144 $863.65
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 65   Red Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 763 $1,121.25
10/17/2012 PCGS   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24163 $381.88
5/12/2013 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/12/2013, 74/Lot# 114401 $547.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 INDIAN 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339816325130433637844265570511111670241633
33333333411919226831435039951367184012971918241630
00000033411919226831435039951367184012971918241600
00000036614122128632536442058468897514832167241600
1909 INDIAN 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333311117927233036340648772999916492388334933
333333339133210291341377433567819121518952708334930
000000339133210291341377433567819121518952708334900
000000375156241310352391460648909143221413028334900
1909 INDIAN 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331191982953573924377431279195324263765558633
3333333411452303153684075399211503211028724372558630
0000003411452303153684075399211503211028724372558600
00000038017126233638042264111001728226833184979558600
1909 INDIAN 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333163258381456500553655954128320562921402933
3333333561942994064705175877541063154023443290402930
0000003561942994064705175877541063154023443290402900
00000031092263404314855356218541173179826323659402900
1909 INDIAN 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331792824154925375939721618241429654506657233
33333336121332644050755571911871883259734785194657230
00000036121332644050755571911871883259734785194657200
000000312024737046652257484514022148278139925883657200
1909 INDIAN 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331191982953573924377431279195324263765558633
3333333411452303153684075399211503211028724372558630
0000003411452303153684075399211503211028724372558600
00000038017126233638042264111001728226833184979558600
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