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||DOUBLE EAGLES - SAINT-GAUDENS, MOTTO
||NGC MS 62
Like many Philadelphia-minted gold coins, the 1909 is really undervalued and underappreciated. Although many Philadelphia coins are much lower mintage than their branch mint counterparts, many collectors less familiar with this series assume they are quite common given the proliferation of Philadelphia coins in other series. The 1909 gets a double whammy given the attention paid to the famous 1909/08 overdate. There are no solid estimates of the percentage of 1909s that are the overdate variety, but the regular 1909 may very well be nearly as scarce in higher grades. This 1909 is a very attractive specimen with a solid strike and nice luster, but the number on the holder makes this beauty much more affordable.