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    1908-S Indian Half Eagle, MS66
    Low-Mintage, First Year of Design

    1908-S $5 MS66 PCGS. CAC. The 1908-S Indian half eagle has the third-lowest mintage of the series at a meager 82,000 pieces. Fortunately, contemporary collectors saved this issue in relatively large numbers, possibly because of the novelty of the new design. Super collector Virgil Brand accumulated a hoard of 1908-S half eagles, which surfaced decades later, long after his death, to provide present-day numismatists with some extremely high-quality examples. The 1908-S was a well-made issue to begin with, and its availability in high grade and first-year status makes it a popular choice with branch mint type collectors.

    The present coin is a delightful Premium Gem with razor-sharp definition on all design elements and vibrant mint luster throughout. The impeccably preserved orange-gold surfaces add to the incredible eye appeal. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 12 in 66, 8 finer. CAC: 1 in 66, 1 finer (11/16).(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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    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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