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):
The 1880 is very similar in overall rarity to the 1879 but it is even more difficult to obtain in choice uncirculated condition. As a date, the 1880 is also on a par rarity-wise with the 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1863, 1864, 1869 and 1870. It is more rare in unc. than the first four listed but not quite as rare in mint state as the last four. The majority of 1880 twenties grade VF or EF. In AU condition, the 1880 is very scarce and in average Unc. it is rare. A few choice and gem uncs exist but they are very rare.
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