Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $742.5
David Akers (1975/88): The 1874 is very rare in all grades and most known specimens are in the VF to EF range. However, I have seen several AU examples and one proof-like uncirculated piece. I don't know whether the latter coin was the specimen in the World's Greatest Collection (1946 auction) but if not, there may be two uncs known. As a date the 1874 is approximately the same rarity as the 1869-1871 Philadelphia Mint Coins and slightly more rare than the 1866-1868 coins and the lower mintage 1872.
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