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    1909-O Indian Half Eagle, MS61
    Final Gold Coinage of New Orleans

    1909-O $5 MS61 NGC. Variety 1. A number of issues often lay claim to various rarity honors among Indian fives, but the sole New Orleans issue of the series -- the 1909-O -- is scarce-to-rare across the board in Mint State, and by far it takes the award for low mintage (just 34,200 pieces struck). Most of the mintage circulated and was poorly produced.

    This MS61 example displays subtle luster beneath olive-gold surfaces, with a bold strike for the issue. Slight weakness exists at the eagle's lower extremities -- the lower leg feathers and talons -- but the other devices are reasonably well-struck. A number of minor marks require magnification to view, the most notable being three diagonal abrasions from the eagle's breast and legs toward the olive leaves below. Census: 76 in 61 (3 in 61+), 43 finer (11/19).(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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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