David Akers (1975/88): This date is very scarce in all grades, and is especially difficult to locate in high grade. In fact, it is more likely to be found in Proof than it is in AU or Unc. Most known specimens grade only VF or EF and I have seen less than a dozen true uncs. A few choice and gem quality mint state pieces do exist but they are very rare. Overall, the 1862 is similar in rarity to the 1868, 1871, 1873 Closed 3 and the 1891 and just a little less rare than the 1859. It is slightly more rare than the 1863 and 1864 as a date but both of the latter are even more difficult to obtain in high grade.
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