This coin is deserving of the grade and the star. If you compare this graded double eagle to any other Liberty double eagle from the 1870's it is clear that this coin is vastly superior in the appearance to those coins. Below is an article about the intent behind the NGC STAR designation.Understanding and Recognizing a Star. It is apparent that some coins of a particular grade are far more attractive than others of the same grade. That, in a nutshell, is the idea behind NGCs star designation. NGC defines its star designated coins as those that have exceptional eye appeal. That, in a nutshell, is the idea behind NGC's star designation. NGC defines its star designated coins as those that have exceptional eye appeal. The coin itself could fall anywhere within the grade it is assigned, i.
If it were an MS 64 it could be at the lower end, mid-range or higher end of that grade. Let me add that a star designated coin should not be thought of in the same way one would think of a'PQ' (Premium Quality) coin.
When I think of a PQ coin, one that just misses the next grade immediately comes to mind. That coin may or may not have exceptional eye appeal. That is not what NGC star designated coins are all about. Now for the logical question: How do the professional graders at NGC make the determination as to whether or not a coin qualifies for the star? Star designated coins can be either untoned (often referred to as'white' in some issues) or toned.
In order for an untoned coin to qualify it must have full vibrant luster and be free of any distracting planchet irregularities, as well as distracting spots or blemishes. You may think this doesn? T narrow it down a great deal.
When this definition is strictly adhered to, it most certainly does narrow the field, as evidenced by the fact that NGC currently has designated far less than one percent of the eligible coins as being of star quality. The item "1877 PHILLY NGC MS62 (STAR) UNCIRCULATED GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE 4442247-005" is in sale since Saturday, May 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle".
The seller is "ibidtobuy" and is located in Sparks, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.