The Survival Estimate represents an average of one or more experts' opinions as to how many examples survive of a particular coin in three categories: 1) all grades, 2) 60 or better, and 3) 65 or better. These estimates are based on a variety of sources, including population reports, auction appearances, and personal knowledge. Survival estimates include coins that are raw, certified by PCGS, and certified by other grading services.
Numismatic Rarity converts the Survival Estimate for a particular coin into a number from 1 to 10 (with decimal increments) based on the PCGS Rarity Scale. The higher the number, the more rare the coin.
Relative Rarity By Type
Relative Rarity By Type ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Type. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
Relative Rarity By Series
Relative Rarity By Series ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Series. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
David Akers (1975/88):
Between 1863 and 1915, this date was considered to be semi-unique (two known). It has several early auction records over $100 and the Taylor-Windle specimen brought $155 in 1908. Many more are now known than just the two original pieces, but the coin is still scarce in all grades. In grades above EF, however, it is extremely rare and, as is the case with many dates of this period, I have never seen a strictly mint state example, although there is one auction record for one.
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