Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $165
Don't be fooled by the relatively high mintage of this date -- it is a true condition-rarity in top grades. David Akers' analysis of the 1908 $5 Indian appears to have withstood the test of time, including the rarity of "nearly perfect" examples. His "some" back then translates to "extremely rare" today, as the number of MS67 examples certified by PCGS is exactly two, with none finer. From 1988 to 2012, only one MS67 had been certified by PCGS. NGC reports a single MS68, but that one has yet to appear at auction.
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