David Akers (1975/88): This is a somewhat underrated date, certainly much more rare than any of the dates that follow, and also more difficult to obtain in choice condition than the 1877. Most Uncs. that I have seen were "scuffy" and the 1878's in gem class are seldom encountered.
Stack's/Bowers 3/2012:4249, $37,375 - Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4279, $32,900
Bob R. Simpson Collection