By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……
The eagerly sought 1909-O half eagle is the only Indian Head or Saint-Gaudens gold coin attributed to this Southern coinage facility. With just 34,200 pieces produced, the 1909-O Indian is also the lowest mintage circulation strike of its type and survivors are in strong demand at every grade level. Most 1909-O half eagles are heavily circulated and typically grade no finer than AU-50. Many also exhibit surface problems including cleaning and damage.
We are delighted to feature an exceptional AU-55 (PCGS) 1909-O $5 with CAC approval in lot 2392 of our December 2020 Showcase Auction. This handsome and fully original example exhibits warm honey-orange patina to both sides. Plenty of satiny luster remains, and the devices are sharply defined overall on this desirable Choice About Uncirculated example. The O mintmark is bold and fully rounded, delivering truly superior sharpness for this issue.
This AU-55 (PCGS) CAC 1909-O $5 is offered in lot 2392 of our December 2020 Showcase Auction, presented alongside the magnificent Larry H. Miller Collection, Part II and additional selections from the Naples Bay Collection. The entire Stack’s Bowers Galleries December sale is now available for viewing and bidding at www.StacksBowers.com.
If you would like to consign to a future Showcase event or have questions about the consignment process, contact us today at [email protected] or 800-566-2580.
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About Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company’s 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The John J. Ford, Jr., The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collections, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.