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 is the lowest mintage quarter eagle after 1885. Despite the fact that there are 36 auction records in unc. for this date in our 226 catalog auction survey, I must admit that I have seen relatively few truly choice specimens. In fact, I have seen more choice proofs than I have choice uncirculated pieces. Most of the Uncs. that I have seen have not been choice at all. This is in contrast, for example, to the 1894 which has appeared at auction in Unc. only one more time than the 1892. Most of the 1894's I have seen have been extremely choice, while the majority of the 1892's have been "scruffy".
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