Previous Date | Next Date | Indian Head Eagles by Date | Eagles by Type

Obverse of 1909 Indian Head Eagle     Reverse of 1909 Indian Head Eagle
   


1909 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8862, 8891

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 184,789
Proofs: 74

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Raised stars

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) left of the arrowheads on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7144, illustrated, sold for $13,800.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Stack's "William Thomas Michaels", January 21, 2004, Lot 3009, illustrated, no prior pedigree, sold for $5,500.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 150, plated, sold for $2,185.00  Purchased privately from Lester Merkin on July 18, 1990

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7400, not illustrated, sold for $546.25

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1515, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1699, sold for $299.00

Choice EF.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1314, not plated, sold for $270.25

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1700, sold for $264.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

The PCGS Population Report, January 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service