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.
PCGS #
8010
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Weight
5.02 grams
Mintage
5000
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
150
Pop Lower
491
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 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
65 or Better 2000
All Grades 800
60 or Better 175
65 or Better R-4.6
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better 34 / 41 TIE
All Grades 37 / 41
60 or Better 30 / 41
65 or Better 34 / 41 TIE
All Grades 37 / 41
60 or Better 30 / 41

Condition Census Learn More

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

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

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 2/2016:3130, $22,325

MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Gypsy Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade