Owner's Comments

Fully struck, mellow gold coloring, with proof-like appearance.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

Along with the 1879 and 1880, the 1882 is seen more often in choice condition than one might normally expect from the very low mintage. I am unaware of any hoards of this date as there were in the case of the 1879 and 1880, but for some reason there is a relatively large number of very choice specimens available. This date has also been widely counterfeited and, unfortunately, the fakes of this date are among the most deceptive that I have seen. All of the business strike 1882's that I have encountered have had an abnormality under the 2 in the date. It appears as though it might have been a 2 that was originally punched too high and for this reason it has often been called the "High 2" variety. A number of fully proof-like first strikes exist of this date. Of course, if a particular coin is the High 2 variety, it is not a proof, since as I indicated in my book on quarter eagles, it is my opinion that proofs and business strikes of gold coins were never struck from the same dies.
PCGS #
8004
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Weight
5.02 grams
Mintage
1500
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
15
Pop Lower
251
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 1000 R-5.0 26 / 41 TIE 26 / 41 TIE
All Grades 225 R-6.7 30 / 41 30 / 41
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 16 / 41 TIE 16 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 225
60 or Better 12
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-6.7
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 26 / 41 TIE
All Grades 30 / 41
60 or Better 16 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 26 / 41 TIE
All Grades 30 / 41
60 or Better 16 / 41 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5396, $105,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2014:399, $94,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:651, $72,450

3 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 2/2016:3124, $29,375

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Jim Dixon Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5396, $105,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2014:399, $94,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:651, $72,450

MS66+ PCGS grade #3 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 2/2016:3124, $29,375

MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade

Jim Dixon Collection (PCGS Set Registry)