Owner's Comments

Prooflike with dark gold coloring

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1877 is comparable in overall rarity to the 1865, which has a slightly lower mintage, and it is decidedly more rare than the lower mintage 1871. It is not, however, nearly as rare as the 1865 in choice condition. Overall, the 1877 ranks 9th in terms of total number of appearances in our 238 catalogue auction survey, but only 20th in terms of rarity according to average grade.

Proofs are readily distinguishable from business strikes by the location of the date. The date on the proofs is low in the field with the first 7 being just above the bow. On the business strikes, the date is higher in the field and is nearly centered bewteen the bow and the word DOLLARS.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1468
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
3
Pop Lower
51
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 3 / 41 3 / 41
All Grades 20 R-9.1 7 / 41 TIE 7 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 41 1 / 41

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

David Akers’ personal collection - Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3119, $70,500

2 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Stanley Kesselman, sold privately in 7/1974 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:696, $32,200 - Heritage 4/2001:2428, not sold - Heritage 5/2001:8913 - Heritage 6/2011:4602, $80,500 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade