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.
Examples are known with New Reverses (see 1859, 1860, and 1861). Please notify us if you find one with an Old Reverse.
David Akers (1975/88):
Once again, you can totally disregard the valuations for this coin in the standard pricing guides, particularly in uncirculated condition. Strictly uncircualted specimens are really very rare and this date is actually available more often in proof than it is in uncirculated condition.
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