PCGS grade. Ex. New Netherlands Sale (1949) Sold by David Akers Numsimatics, Oct '97.
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of this date are among the most common as one would naturally expect from the fact that it has the third highest proof mintage in the series. In fact, next to the 1876, the 1886 had the most auction appearances in proof of any date in our 238 auction catalog survey, surpassing even the 1887 and 1888, which are the two dates that have higher proof mintages. Despite the auction records, however, I can say that I have seen more proofs of the 1888 than I have of any other. Proofs of the 1886 are decidedly more common than choice uncirculated specimens, and although I have seen several choice proof-like 1886's, I do not feel that it is likely that any of them would reasonably be confused with a proof.
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