The wonderfully "high" and detailed portrait of the Grand Duke makes it almost impossible to NOT have some slight contact with the highest points.  Full MS with this issue is almost impossible to find. The example offered here is a wonderfully bright coin.  The absence of lustre is due to...
€2 975.00
Full swirling lustre is almost perfect on both sides, with just a hint of contact on the field to the right of the portraits, much less than usual.  The reverse is perfect, showing off the "Jugendstil" Eagle at its best.  Here's a simply beautiful coin a full 2 grades higher than the KM...
€580.00
This is one of the coins I argued about with PCGS when I was in Paris.  Why the double standard?  If this were a US or Canadian coin, no problem that this would have been given a "PL" grade.  But no, this is a European coin.  And PCGS's reluctance to grade such coins correctly distorts...
€2 150.00