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1909 ONE CENT - INDIAN HEAD (see also 1909 One Cent - Lincoln)

PCGS Nos: 2235, 2236, 2237, 2414, 2415, 2416

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 14,368,470
Proofs: 2,175

Designer: James B. Longacre

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%

Weight: 3.11 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the bow of the wreath on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 61, sold for $920.00

Proof-60 Red and Brown, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5139, not illustrated, sold for $57.50

Brilliant Proof, Red.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 166, not plated, sold for $155.25

PCGS MS-66 Red.   Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6642, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6641, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

MS-65, Red. Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4104, not illustrated, sold for $115.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7608, not illustrated, sold for $299.00  Ex Newcomb

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 293, not illustrated, sold for $195.00

MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5098, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 172, not illustrated, sold for $138.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 171, not plated, sold for $74.75

PCGS graded MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1334, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Slightly subdued color on both sides, but free of all but the most trivial contact marks. Sharply impressed by the dies and well preserved.
From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister.", sold for $207.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 252, "Large L over Small L, Snow-1, FND-001, 1-O-III, Rarity-unassigned", illustrated, sold for $368.00

NGC graded MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1335, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Blazing red color and trouble-free surfaces throughout. A high end gem that will enhance even an advanced collection.", sold for $184.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67RD's.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 11 PR-66RB's.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67RD's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

Sources and recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October
2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service