||1908 $5 MS64 NGC. CAC. The 1908 Indian half eagle is widely sought for type purposes due to its first-year of issue status. It is also one of the better-produced issues in the series from a standpoint of strike and luster; unlike the quarter eagle of the same date and mint, the 1908 half eagle was struck with fully engraved dies, with the result that the eagle's facing wing feathers are frequently found with sharp definition, as seen on the present coin. This unusually well-preserved near-Gem example displays satiny luster in shades of honey and green-gold. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2820.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.