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    Finest Known Key Date 1909-S Indian Cent MS67 Red PCGS

    1909-S 1C MS67 Red PCGS. Prior to producing its initial delivery of Lincoln cents, the San Francisco Mint struck 309,000 Indian cents in 1909. Only the second S-mint cent in U.S. coinage history, the '09-S also has the distinction of being the lowest mintage date in the business strike Indian cent series. Long regarded as a key date, the 1909-S is actually somewhat obtainable in most grades. While contemporary collectors have provided today's specialists with plenty of circulated and low grade Mint State examples from which to choose, however, the '09-S remains rare with full Red color, in grades exceeding MS64.
    Sharply struck and impeccably preserved, this lovely Superb Gem boasts shimmering surfaces that project dazzlingly bright luster and display beautiful light reddish-tan and mint-green coloration. The slightly streaky toning produces a woodgrain effect, especially on the obverse, which serves to further enhance the already splendid eye appeal of the piece. A couple of faint carbon flecks are evident, on each side of the coin, but they are very small and consequently of little concern. This marvelous key date example is the only 1909-S Indian cent to be certified as MS67 Red, by either of the major grading services, and, as such, deserves serious attention from the specialist seeking to build a high grade Registry Set of this immensely popular series. Population: 1 in 67 Red, 0 finer (11/05).
    From The Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection of United States Cents.(Registry values: N7079)

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

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & Zinc


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2006
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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