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.
PCGS #
8001
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Weight
5.02 grams
Mintage
3000
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
65
Pop Lower
348
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 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
65 or Better 2250
All Grades 650
60 or Better 50
65 or Better R-4.5
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better 36 / 41 TIE
All Grades 36 / 41
60 or Better 28 / 41
65 or Better 36 / 41 TIE
All Grades 36 / 41
60 or Better 28 / 41

Condition Census Learn More

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
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

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

MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3217, $19,975

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade