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

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1909 INDIAN 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.00 12.50 15.00 17.50 22.00 22.00 29.00 30.00 35.00 38.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 80.00 140 385 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 65.00 85.00 155 - - -
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 48.00 52.00 83.00 135 235 525 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 58.00 95.00 155 275 675 - -
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 80.00 145 265 675 1850 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 90.00 160 310 900 3800 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2096
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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6/12/2005 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 2051, 2051/Lot# 1017 $187.00
11/6/2008 NGC MS 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 298, 304/Lot# 5043 $67.85
7/15/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131230/Lot# 26536 $126.50
9/16/2012 PCGS VF 35   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 73797 $18.00
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 94964 $154.82
8/4/2013 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131333/Lot# 28843 $72.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5215 $146.88
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 523 $460.00


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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