David Akers (1975/88): The 1859 is a very rare date in all grades and is comparable overall to the 1857. The typical 1859 is VF or EF, well struck, with prooflike or partially prooflike surfaces. A few AU pieces are known but I am aware of only one uncirculated piece, an average quality specimen.
Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5488, $39,656.25 - Heritage 4/2014:5770, $47,000
Sign up for our FREE Newsletter!