Owner's Comments

Frosty cartwheel luster, fully struck,the coloring is lght gold with reddish hues.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1868 is probably the most common date of the 1860's. Nevertheless, the date can certainly be considered scarce and choice uncirculated specimens are very rare. Most of the uncs I have seen were only Unc-60 coins, and I can recall only a few that were MS-65 or better.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
4850
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
7
Pop Lower
332
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1250 R-4.9 29 / 41 TIE 29 / 41 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 29 / 41 29 / 41
60 or Better 11 R-9.5 16 / 41 TIE 16 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Hamburg-Sonoma Collection - Heritage 10/2006:2656, $38,813

1 MS66 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:631, $46,575

4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade