Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 441,760
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $211.94 (9/25/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1909 $2.5 MS obverse 1909 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: In lower grades the 1909 is readily obtainable. Most are well struck in comparison to the 1908 issue and usually feature light green–gold coloration. The 1909 issue is scarce at the Gem MS 65 level, with four or five usually crossing the auction block each year. Only two dozen have been graded as Superb MS 66. As is a common theme for the series, none have been certified as MS 67 or higher (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/24/2021

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1909 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 410 415 430 440 495 510 515 520 525 565 575 965 1915 2925 5500 16000 - - - -
$ - - - - 530 - - 1150 2000 3250 6500 20000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7997
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/21/2021 1909 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-3322204733113969216022401106579319328----7997
---------------2------2
-------------4733151----60
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Total--1-3322204733113969216022405107282820829----8059
 --0%-0%0%0%0%1%4%17%1%20%30%13%10%3%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577489817722342322544037651187163220055365
3331845555816016246486696927288151189196226363617548511339232103992158133
00000060162464866969272881511891962263636175485113392321000
00000060863365467769875185614802152293040106568150272770500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5485
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 4403
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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