Owner's Comments

Feiry gold, prooflike cameo, very pretty under a light.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

Because of its low mintage, the 1880 is one of the more popular dates in the series. After all, only 1,000 business strikes were minted along with just 36 proofs. However, because this date was hoarded to a degree, once again, by John Beck among others, the 1880 is not nearly as rare as many other dates with significantly higher mintages.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1000
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
97
Pop Lower
57
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 12 / 41 TIE 12 / 41 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 31 / 41 TIE 31 / 41 TIE
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 - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3122, $35,250

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5395, $58,750

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade