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Lustrous 1909-O Half Eagle Rarity New Orleans’ Swan Song 1909-O Half Eagle MS-62 PCGS. OGH.

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Lustrous 1909-O Half Eagle Rarity New Orleans’ Swan Song 1909-O Half Eagle MS-62 PCGS. OGH.
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This item SOLD at 2018 Mar 08 @ 21:21UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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Lustrous 1909-O Half Eagle Rarity
New Orleans’ Swan Song 1909-O Half Eagle MS-62 PCGS. OGH. Strong O mintmark. This sparkling Mint State half eagle from the final year of New Orleans Mint coinage production represents the only gold denomination struck for the date. The surfaces glow with lively rose and butterscotch highlights, with plenty of mint bloom present in the incused portions of Bela Lyon Pratt’s unique coinage design. Marks are minimal close-in, and practically non-existent at arm’s length.
The mintage tally for the 1909-O half eagle of 34,200 pieces is by far the lowest such figure in the Indian half eagle series. Of the 661 certification events currently listed by PCGS for this date, only 81 pieces have been deemed Mint State in all grades, MS-60 through MS-66, that last lofty spot occupied by a solitary specimen. The figure of 81 Uncirculated coins amounts to just over 12 percent of the PCGS-certified 1909-O half eagle population. In our eyes, the large log-jam of Mint State examples of the date in the MS-60 to 62 range, especially in the latter grade, signifies multiple resubmissions from collectors or dealers chasing after that elusive “one more point” on the grading scale. Next to the 1929 half eagle rarity – we have one coming up in this sale – the 1909-O is the hands-down key date to this popular series. Great collections are judged by the presence – or absence – of the 1909-O and 1929 rarities. Now is the ideal time to move your collection up a notch and compete as though you mean it for this rare swan-song gold coin issue from our southernmost mint.
PCGS #8515



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