David Akers (1975/88): The 1862 is a rare date in any condition, only a little less rare than the 1857, 1859, and 1860 and more rare than the 1852, 1856 and 1861. Almost all known specimens grade only VF or EF and I have seen just one average quality uncirculated piece. A proof of this date is more likely to be encountered than a high grade business strike.
Recovered from the shipwreck of the S.S. Republic circa 2003 - Bowers & Merena 4/2005:2004, $41,975
Stanley Kesselman, sold privately on 2/17/1971 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:681, $12,650
Heritage 3/2014:10666, $28,200 - Legend Numismatics, offered on their website on 7/16/2014 for $31,500
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