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: 3.1100g
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: 5/9/2016

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1909 INDIAN 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 11.00 13.00 16.00 19.00 23.00 30.00 33.00 36.00 39.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 65.00 100.00 185 385 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 70.00 110 235 - - -
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 65.00 85.00 135 230 550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 95.00 155 265 675 - -
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 85.00 140 230 575 1650 11500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 95.00 155 250 800 2900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2236
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1011 $460.00
5/21/2007 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 143, 148/Lot# 39 $483.00
5/27/2009 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 7142 $431.25
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 3004, 3004/Lot# 1108 $218.50
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 8485 $164.50
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 133178 $103.76
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7212 $587.50
10/24/2014 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23024 $88.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 INDIAN 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3741505972891021191231431551711832012373044779661056115113161946
3844536378931081201301471601751892132593626409961088120615260
0000001081201301471601751892132593626409961088120600
00000011312213615116617919522528241980310261119126100
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414554638110211513113515517119020122032046369511731276138615762292
424857698810612013214216017719420725336854085412071313144918150
00000012013214216017719420725336854085412071313144900
000000126134148166184197214287415618101412421349151300
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455463728998115123143163201237272304489754136323686089644470309103
4857667892104118130150176213249283366577957169836086207663977210
000000118130150176213249283366577957169836086207663900
0000001201361561882252602934276661160203348496326683500
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