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):
This date has the highest proof mintage of any three dollar gold piece, and although the auction records do not indicate it, proofs of this date are definitely the most common of the series. Proofs have a depth of field and a prominent orange peel surface that business strikes simply cannot match. Proofs have a prominent (although not as pronounced as on the 1887) outline on the outer edge of the top left side of the wreath, whereas the outline is barely noticeable on business strikes.
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