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    1908-S Indian Head Five, MS65
    Beautiful Luster, Great Eye Appeal

    1908-S $5 MS65 PCGS. In terms of low mintage, the 1908-S Indian five trails only the 1909-O and the 1911-D. In Gem Mint State, the exceedingly well-produced 1908-S is comparatively available, which is a great thing for collectors. Several other San Francisco issues offer significantly higher mintages, but are much rarer in high Uncirculated grades -- namely the 1912-S, 1914-S, and 1915-S.

    This Gem 1908-S is exceptionally attractive. High-luster surfaces alternate orange- and reddish-gold accents, with lilac overtones. A crisp strike weakens slightly at the lower headdress feathers an at the eagle's shoulder, but all else is sharp. Only a few tiny ticks are seen with a glass. The eye appeal is terrific. Population: 51 in 65 (1 in 65+), 20 finer (3/19).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28DG, 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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    April, 2019
    25th-28th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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