Owner's Comments

Full strike, prooflike,with light honey gold toning.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

Despite its low mintage, the 1879 is actually one of the most common date in the entire series in choice condition. This is due to the fact that it was hoarded to some extent, by John Beck among others. Uncirculated specimens of this date generally have a beautiful, rich, reddish-gold color, and although fully frosty specimens are occasionally seen, the typical 1879 is either partially proof-like or has full proof-like surfaces.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
3000
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
64
Pop Lower
349
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2250 R-4.5 36 / 41 TIE 36 / 41 TIE
All Grades 650 R-5.7 36 / 41 36 / 41
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 28 / 41 28 / 41

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 10/2005:7537, $59,800

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3217, $19,975

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade