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):
As the auction data indicates, the vast majority of known specimens of this scarce date grade VF or less. In fact, the average grade of VF-25 in our 226 auction catalogue survey is tied for fourth lowest average grade of any quarter eagle in the entire series. I can recall seeing only one fully mint state piece (and it was softly struck, as are all examples of this date and mint) and only three or four strictly graded AU's. Undoubtedly more exist, but, as is the case with all early S Mint gold coins, high grade examples are distinctly underrated.
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