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):
Reasonably scarce as a date (on a par with the 1857-S and 1858-S) but extraordinarily difficult to find better than EF as the data clearly shows. Out of 70 total offerings in the 192 auctions tallied, only 10 pieces graded AU or better! I personally have never seen a choice uncirculated specimen, and only two or three that could even really be called "slidders". Possibly the most underrated date in high grade in the entire gold dollar series.
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