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    1909-O Half Eagle, MS61
    Rarest Indian Head Five in Mint State

    1909-O $5 MS61 NGC. The New Orleans Indian Head five comes with a variety of strike characteristics. Some pieces are well-defined, while others are reminiscent of the present coin, showing weakness on the lower headdress feathers and the eagle's talons. There is also a shallow depression in the planchet on each side of this piece along the left border, just inside the rim. The mintmark is lightly worn but has the appearance of being repunched within the loupe. True to norms for the issue, this low-end Uncirculated 1909-O half eagle displays satiny olive-gold luster. Minimal abrasions are present for the grade. The 1909-O is the rarest date in the series in Mint State, even more so than the 1929 melt rarity.(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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    13th-14th Thursday-Friday
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