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    1908-S Half Eagle, MS66
    Elusive in This Grade

    1908-S $5 MS66 NGC. The 1908-S half eagle is a low-mintage (82,000 pieces) but high-survival date, apparently saved in relatively high numbers as a first-year issue. Examples can be found through near-Gem with minimum difficulty; even Gems can be acquired with patience and searching. The issue becomes very elusive in MS66 and finer.

    Bright luster emanates from the peach-gold surfaces of this Premium Gem, and the strike definition is surprisingly strong throughout, including the Indian's hair, headdress feathers, and the eagle's plumage. This is a wonderfully preserved specimen. We mention a couple of minute milling marks just to the left of the left (facing) wing solely for pedigree purposes. Census: 11 in 66, 7 finer (11/17).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2011), lot 4676; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2012), lot 4924.
    From The Gator Man Collection. (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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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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