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    1908-S Half Eagle, MS65
    Low-Mintage San Francisco Issue

    1908-S $5 MS65 NGC. The 1908-S had a low mintage of only 82,000 coins, and is one of the more conditionally challenging dates in the Indian half eagle series. Mint State examples are elusive in all grades, and become decidedly rare in Gem and finer condition. This representative is remarkably lustrous for the type, with pleasantly clean fields and sharp definition throughout the headdress and eagle's feathers. This was the first half eagle produced at the San Francisco Mint since the great earthquake of 1906 that nearly destroyed the city. Census: 17 in 65, 18 finer (12/14).(Registry values: N7079) (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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    Auction Dates
    Jan-Feb, 2015
    29th-1st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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