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    1909-O Five Dollar, MS60
    Final-Year New Orleans Key

    1909-O $5 MS60 NGC. An Uncirculated example of the 1909-O half eagle is on many collectors' want lists, but the infrequency with which such coins are available prevents many enthusiasts from acquiring one. The appeal of this issue is two-fold: It is a key date in the series with a mintage of only 34,200 coins, and it is the only New Orleans issue with Bela Lyon Pratt's Indian Head design, which debuted just one year before the branch mint in New Orleans was shut down. The token quantity of half eagles coined in New Orleans in early 1909 circulated, leaving collectors with limited options if a Mint State coin is sought.

    This piece is well-struck and displays original olive-gold patina. Scattered field abrasions limit the grade, but the eye appeal of this coin surpasses that of many MS61 and MS62 half eagles that we have seen of other dates. The design recesses are especially luminous.(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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    December, 2018
    13th-14th Thursday-Friday
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