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".
PCGS #
7998
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Weight
5.02 grams
Mintage
41800
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
32
Pop Lower
2558
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

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