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    1908-S Half Eagle, MS63
    Low-Mintage San Francisco Issue

    1908-S $5 MS63 NGC. Fully lustrous and mostly brilliant, save for some wisps and blushes of olive-gold and lilac. Most design features are sharp, and the S-mintmark is clearly defined. Walter Breen attributes many of the Uncirculated examples of the issue to the Virgil M. Brand estate. Another group of these, presumably from a different source, turned up in 1968. The variety owes its popularity, in some measure, to its mintage of just 82,000 pieces, a figure which is low by 20th century standards.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2005), lot 7849.
    From The Free Tilly Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 65K3, PCGS# 8512)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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