Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1874 has the third highest mintage in the series and also the third highest number of appearances at auction in our 238 catalogue auction survey. By three dollar gold piece standards, the 1874 is definitely common and it is relatively obtainable in all grades, including choice uncircualted. Most uncirculated pieces that I have seen are frosty or only partially proof-like, but there are some that have full proof-like surfaces and they have been, on occasion, mistakenly offered as "proofs".
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
41800
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
31
Pop Lower
2504
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 8000 R-3.4 39 / 41 39 / 41
All Grades 1000 R-5.0 38 / 41 38 / 41
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 24 / 41 TIE 24 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

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

Great Lakes Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade