||1909-D $5 MS64+ NGC. CAC. The high availability of this Denver issue stems from its substantial mintage of more than 3.4 million coins, the highest in the series by a 2 million-coin margin. Yet, as is the case with examples of most issues in the series, the vast majority of the Mint State survivors are moderately abraded, and those pieces with well-preserved surfaces are in the distinct minority. This representative is an exceptional piece for the grade; frosty, luminous luster engulfs each side in soft yellow and olive-gold hues, while the design elements exhibit profound sharpness. Even under close examination, the surfaces are nearly perfect. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2232.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.