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    1909-S Indian Cent, MS65 Red
    Final-Year S-Mint Issue

    1909-S 1C MS65 Red PCGS. CAC. Eagle Eye Photo Seal, card not included. The San Francisco mint struck only 309,000 Indian cents in early 1909 before production ceased in favor of the new Lincoln variety. Due to the discontinuance of Longacre's Indian design, many examples of this low-mintage date were saved, though it is still significantly scarcer than the popular 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent. This well-preserved piece displays softly frosted orange-gold luster over each side, with no readily visible signs of carbon spotting. Some minor softness on the feather tips is typical of this issue, and often serves as a diagnostic for counterfeit detection. Housed in a green label holder. PCGS has awarded a Red designation to 20 numerically finer pieces (4/14).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2298, PCGS# 2240)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & Zinc


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    June, 2014
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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