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):
A look at the auction data from our 226 catalogue auction survey may surprise some people. There is only one auction record for this date in uncirculated condition, making the 1876 one of the rarest dates in the entire series in mint state. I have seen only one strictly uncirculated 1876, and that piece was softly struck, both on the obverse and reverse, much like many of the early S Mint quarter eagles. Most other business strikes I've seen, however, have been fairly well struck.
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