Oldenburg, 5 Mark, 1900-A (Berlin), PCGS MS64+
Here is another candidate for the future: at some point, PCGS will start using the same standards for grading European coins as they use for North American coins. If this were a Morgan Dollar, this would have been graded AT LEAST MS66+PL. Does that give you the idea ???
There are some extremely faint hairlines on the deeply mirrored fields, the shimmering background lustre sets off the snowy details which jump out at you. Even in the PCGS file photo (shown here), this coin looks more like a Proof than a business strike.
At some point, the "book value" for BU (MS63) becomes irrelevant. With an example that looks as brilliant as this and is Top of the Pops, price comparisons to BU examples become especially irrelevant.
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