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    1909-O Indian Half Eagle, MS60
    Single-Year Branch Mint Type Coin

    1909-O $5 MS60 NGC. Variety 1. Only 34,200 Indian half eagles were struck at the New Orleans Mint in 1909, the first time the design was struck at the famous Southern mint. Since the New Orleans facility was subsequently demoted to an Assay Office, the 1909-O became a single-year branch mint type coin. Because some coins were saved by contemporary collectors, the 1909-O is not as rare as the small production total would suggest, but collector demand still far exceeds the supply for this issue.

    The present coin is an impressive Mint State example, with well-detailed design elements that exhibit just a touch of softness on the eagle's shoulder. The orange and rose-gold surfaces show slightly dimmed mint luster and the expected number of minor contact marks for the grade. This lot is an important opportunity for Southern gold collectors.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25ZK, PCGS# 8515)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    July, 2018
    12th-15th Thursday-Sunday
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