1909-O Indian Half Eagle. MS-62 (PCGS).A technically and aesthetically superior example of this well known rarity among Indian half eagles. Quite nice for the assigned grade, with sharp definition and strong luster for the grade. The O mintmark is fully outlined and well rounded, faint doubling to this feature is evident when viewed with a loupe. The texture is softly frosted, and we note only tiny, inconspicuous marks precluding a higher grade. Warm honey-apricot in hue and very attractive.
From a mintage of 34,200 pieces struck during the final year of operations at the New Orleans Mint, this issue has always been considered a key date in the series. Its status as the only Indian half eagle struck at this branch mint has put perennially strong demand on survivors at all levels of preservation. Usually seen in circulated grades, this is among the most challenging issues of the type to locate in Mint State. Expect strong bidder competition for the present offering.PCGS# 8515. NGC ID: 25ZK.PCGS Population: 35; 22 finer (MS-66 finest).<p><p><strong>To view all items from the Fairmont Collection-Kronen Set, click<a href="https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots?search=fairmont+collection&parent_category=1-11EIQ&lots_range=upcoming"target=’_blank’> here.</a></strong>.From the Fairmont Collection - Kronen Set.