Images courtesy of David
Lawrence Rare Coins
EF. Ex- Stack's "The
September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 507 @$333.50
"1909-O has increased in rarity from R3 [Scarce] to R4
[Very Scarce] since 1991... This is the last year of the New Orleans Mint.
It comes somewhat softly struck, but with nice smooth surfaces. Like other
middle-year O-mints, a high proportion of its population is graded Gem or
higher. The low mintage of this year serves to increase its popularity."1
The finest examples graded
by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2002" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David
& John Feigenbaum