Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,368,470
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: 2308
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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10/14/1996 NGC MS 63   Red Teletrade Auction 0884, 884/Lot# 1027 $35.97
1/11/1997 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 1997 F.U.N. Signature Sale #165, 165/Lot# 5636 $575.00
3/20/2006 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 79, 84/Lot# 42 $184.00
10/22/2009 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 7152 $345.00
1/24/2012 NGC MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8277 $373.75
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 166400 $45.01
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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 INDIAN 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3741505972941021231351471591711832012553665869661056115113161946
3844536379971091271391511631751892192924397139961088120615260
0000001091271391511631751892192924397139961088120600
00000011613114315516717919523732951383910261119126100
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414554638110211513113515517119020125532046369512061276138615762292
424857698810612013214216017719421927736854086512291313144918150
00000012013214216017719421927736854086512291313144900
000000126134148166184197237298415618103612531349151300
1909 INDIAN 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455463728998115123143163201237272320477684123922336089644470309103
4857667892104118130150176213249288372546869157035186207663977210
000000118130150176213249288372546869157035186207663900
0000001201361561882252603044256151054190248046326683500
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