Prior to 3rd party grading existing, a coin like this would have easily been called an MS65. Today, its a near miss and is a real MS64+!
Yet again, this Saint looks more like a 1928 than a 1909. Shimmering surfaces are super clean. If you use a strong glass you’ll only see some HIDDEN ticks and frost breaks. Both side have a satiny texture. A full booming luster shows off totally ORIGINAL deep gold colors. There are NO spots or discolorations. Miss Liberty and the details are frosty and have sharp strikes. The eye appeal is awesome!
PCGS 238, NGC 90, CAC 8. PCGS has graded ONLY 3 coins (this may be 2) in MS64+. None have ever sold in auction. An MS 65 would cost you at least $35,000.00-if you can ever find one. Opportunity knocks loud here!