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: 1/15/2015

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1909 INDIAN 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 10.00 12.50 15.00 17.50 22.00 29.00 30.00 35.00 38.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 80.00 140 385 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 85.00 155 - - -
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 50.00 55.00 85.00 135 235 525 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 95.00 155 275 675 - -
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 80.00 145 265 675 1850 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 90.00 160 310 900 3400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2150
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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3/11/2008 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 March OnLine Coin Auction #1103 #1103, 1103/Lot# 7116 $402.50
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3075 $1,454.75
8/21/2011 PCGS AU 53   Brown Teletrade Auction 3122, 3122/Lot# 1044 $47.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Brown Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 941 $1,586.25
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 179255 $1,500.00
7/4/2014 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21029 $52.88
7/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 16 $340.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 INDIAN 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37375059728976119123143155171183201237304477966943121615421930
374153637889901201301471601751892132593626409661034132516710
000000901201301471601751892132593626409661034132500
0000001051221361511661791952252824198039661125143300
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base373737374567768910211112313119420931446369511731707212426143183
373737405270809310511512615219924436454085413511846228728040
000000809310511512615219924436454085413511846228700
0000008598108119128173204279413618101415291985245100
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373745677689102111123131147304489754136323686089324239074668
3737374052708093105115126136199366577957169836086089346441610
0000008093105115126136199366577957169836086089346400
00000085981081191281422524276661160203348496089368500
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