Laibstain. This was the first MS 67 of the date graded by PCGS, but later a coin owned by Steve Duckor obtained from Stewart Blay was graded the same. It was one of the first MS 67 coins in the set. Nice luster and few marks on this coin, a tough later middle date in superb gem, tied for finest known. The 1908 represents a date that is a better date than the 1907 and 1909 that it falls between. When available at a common date price, we have always considered the 1908 to be a sleeper, and good value.
David Akers: This is a distinctly underrated issue, at least in comparison to the Philadelphia Mint issues of 1906 and 1907 with which it is generally associated as far as rarity is concerned. Actually, the 1908 is considerably more rare than either of those two dates when one considers all available grades, although in Gem condition, they are rather similar.