Extremely low mintage of only 687 pieces
Ron Howard: PCGS grading room: Although 'only' an MS60, this coin is nonetheless wondrous because of its rarity and originality. Seemingly plucked from a group of common date ten libs, this fully lustrous example is evenly bagmarked, fully struck and curiously attractive. A remarkable piece!David Akers (1975/88): The 1876 has the second lowest mintage of any Liberty Head Eagle, just nosing out the 1873 and 1877. In overall rarity, it is on the third level of P-Mint issues, less rare than the 1875 and 1873, but similar to the 1863, 1872 and 1877. In my opinion, business strikes of this date are a little more rare than those dated 1858. Most of the known business strikes are typically well struck with prooflike or semi-prooflike surfaces.
David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection
Heritage 1/2015:4341, $70,500 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:322, $61,687.50 - Heritage 2/2016:3405 , not sold - Heritage 8/2016:4817, $52,875
American Numismatic Rarities 10/2004:833, $24,000 - Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/9/2014:5495, $70,500
Heritage 6/2015:4297, $28,200