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    1909-O Half Eagle, MS61+
    End of New Orleans Gold Production

    1909-O $5 MS61+ NGC. Variety 1. The 1909-O's availability in Mint State clusters at the MS60 and MS61 level, then decreases sharply in MS62 and finer grades. Always in demand as the sole O-mint five and for its low mintage of just 34,200 pieces, the issue seldom lives up to its numeric grade in terms of surface quality or eye appeal. All in all, the 1909-O half eagle marks a rather inauspicious end to gold coinage at the New Orleans Mint.

    This example exceeds its peers in many ways. The natural, greenish-gold surfaces provide a measure of eye appeal, supported by above average mint luster for the grade. Likewise, the strike is sharp for the issue, with only minor weakness on the headdress high points, while the feathers are boldly defined. Numerous small marks and minor abrasions limit the assigned grade. Census: 3 in 61+, 43 finer (11/19).
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (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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    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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