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    Near-Mint 1909-O Half Eagle
    New Design at End of an Era

    1909-O $5 AU58 NGC. CAC. The New Orleans Mint's long legacy of gold coinage came to a quiet end in 1909, the facility's last year of striking. Only 34,200 half eagles were produced, the first and last such O-mint coins bearing Bela Lyon Pratt's sunken-relief design. The 1909-O half eagle is the key date to its series and a true transition-point between the old 19th century spirit of the Mint and the new. This briefly circulated example is lightly abraded but has virtually intact yellow-to-orange luster and pleasing detail. It would make an excellent inclusion in an otherwise Mint State set.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25ZK, PCGS# 8515)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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