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):
Like the 1847, this date is definitely uderrated and undervalued. Choice specimens are very rare, the only strictly uncirculated piece that I have seen being the one purchased by Harry Bass at the Scanlon Sale. Some examples of the 1849 are offered as "overdates" but every such specimen that I have seen merely showed recutting of the 9 rather than an 8 beneath it. The position of the date is distinctly different than it is on the 1848, and the date is also markedly smaller. Therefore, in my opinion, no such thing as an overdate exists.
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