1908-S $20 MS65 NGC....
Among the Finest Known at NGC
The average certified survivor at NGC and PCGS -- presumably the top end of the entire population -- is around AU55, although certified examples range all the way from a single Fine specimen (at PCGS) up through a handful of coins in MS66 and MS67.
The present Gem is exceptional, as the issue is considered very rare in MS65 or finer; despite the wider availability of examples in the lower Mint State grades, the survivors thin out sharply above MS64. This piece offers sharp striking details overall, as usual on this well-produced issue. Vibrant luster appears throughout, with attractive greenish-gold surfaces. A few minor handling marks near the obverse rays explain the grade but are the only discernible blemishes. Census: 8 in 65, 5 finer (11/12).
Ex: Summer FUN Signature (Heritage, 7/2010), lot 4946.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26FA, PCGS# 9149)
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