Owner's Comments

Full strike, frosty mellow gold coloring

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1888 is reasonably obtainable in any condition including gem uncirculated. Although most uncs are frosty, I have seen some proof-like business strikes of this date, but none of them have appeared to me to be deceptive enough to be mistaken for proofs.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
5000
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
150
Pop Lower
482
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 34 / 41 TIE 34 / 41 TIE
All Grades 800 R-5.4 37 / 41 37 / 41
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 30 / 41 30 / 41

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:659, $66,700

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 2/2016:3130, $22,325

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Gypsy Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade