Owner's Comments

Old yellow gold coloring with lustrous and pl surfaces, also from the American Princess collection

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

This is one of the most underrated dates of the 1860's, particularly in choice condition. Despite the fact that the 1869 has the same number of auction records in our 238 catalogue survey in unc. as the 1867, I have seen more choice examples of the 1867 than I have of this date. I have also seen more choice uncs of both 1863 and 1864 than I have of the 1869.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2500
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
3
Pop Lower
163
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 18 / 41 18 / 41
All Grades 40 R-8.7 11 / 41 TIE 11 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 41 TIE 1 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bareford Collection - Stack’s 12/1978:136 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:684, $29,900

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade