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SERIES: Indian Head $5 1908-1929
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1909-D $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+
PCGS #:
8514
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,423,560
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$27,025 • PCGS MS65 • 2-5-2006 • Superior Galleries
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 141,666 R-1.9 24 / 24 24 / 24
60 or Better 96,666 R-2.0 24 / 24 24 / 24
65 or Better 230 R-6.7 23 / 24 23 / 24
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This issue is by far the most common of the series in Mint State. This is a "hoard" issue with several small to medium sized hoards of Uncirculated coins dispersed in the 1970's and 1980's. Locating a specimen in MS-63 or lower grade is no problem at all but in MS-64 and especially MS-65, this issue is much more difficult to find than most people realize. True gems are genuinely rare and superb (better than MS-65) quality examples are essentially unobtainable.

The 1909-D is usually well struck (as are most Denver Mint gold coins) and they are seen both satiny (uncommon) and with a "soft" frosty finish. The lustre for this issue is good to very good, much better than for the 1908-D. Color is wide ranging from coppery gold to greenish gold to bright yellow.