Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,175
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 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: 8/16/2019

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1909 INDIAN 1C PF BN
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 155 175 210 280 500 975 - - - -
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 220 315 500 750 1150 2800 - - -
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 350 610 1350 2300 13000 - - -
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RBC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 - - - -
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RDC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2150 3850 5000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 4350 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 266
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1909 INDIAN 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------341018108----53
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Total------------341018108----53
 ------------6 %8 %19 %34 %19 %15 %---- 
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------4165549255---154
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Total-------------4165549255---154
 -------------3 %10 %36 %32 %16 %3 %--- 
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1221610----49
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Total--------------1221610----49
 --------------2 %45 %33 %20 %---- 
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RBC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------31---4
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Total-----------------31---4
 -----------------75 %25 %--- 
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------312----6
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Total---------------312----6
 ---------------50 %17 %33 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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5/12/1997 NGC PF 66   Red Teletrade Auction 0944, 944/Lot# 1038 $790.25
4/25/2005 NGC PF 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 71 $217.35
2/15/2010 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 304 $287.50
1/5/2011 NGC PF 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 9425 $299.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(3), 1166/Lot# 4257 $546.25
9/6/2012 NGC PF 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7310 $258.50
11/29/2012 NGC PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7471 $223.25
1/4/2017 NGC PF 65   Red, Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(1), 1251/Lot# 3242 $3,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 INDIAN 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339816325130433637844265570511111670241633
33333333411919226831435039951367184012971918241630
00000033411919226831435039951367184012971918241600
00000036614122128632536442058468897514832167241600
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333311117927233036340648772999916492388334933
333333339133210291341377433567819121518952708334930
000000339133210291341377433567819121518952708334900
000000375156241310352391460648909143221413028334900
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331191982953573924377431279195324263765558633
3333333411452303153684075399211503211028724372558630
0000003411452303153684075399211503211028724372558600
00000038017126233638042264111001728226833184979558600
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RBC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333163258381456500553655954128320562921402933
3333333561942994064705175877541063154023443290402930
0000003561942994064705175877541063154023443290402900
00000031092263404314855356218541173179826323659402900
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331792824154925375939721618241429654506657233
33333336121332644050755571911871883259734785194657230
00000036121332644050755571911871883259734785194657200
000000312024737046652257484514022148278139925883657200
1909 INDIAN 1C PF RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331191982953573924377431279195324263765558633
3333333411452303153684075399211503211028724372558630
0000003411452303153684075399211503211028724372558600
00000038017126233638042264111001728226833184979558600
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