Laibstain. The last coin we needed in our set to get all examples in MS 65 or better. The achievement of having the whole set in gem or better was a major milestone with this set. Originally our target was MS 63-64, then we upped the bar to MS 65 or better. Along the way, many coins were bought and sold, a lot was learned, and the most important thing: it was fun! Our example is a blast white coin with great luster and strike. A very common coin in circulated condition, but in MS 65 and up is not so easy to find. One of the dates that makes a good type coin as it is plentiful in most grades from G to MS 64. We replaced our noteworthy MS 65 coin with an MS 66 example that became MS 66+ when the plus grading became available. It is now one of two in its grade with four finer examples graded.
David Akers: This is a fairly common issue that is easily obtained below the Gem level, but Gem quality examples are certainly very scarce.
John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4250, $17,250 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98561, $32,900