Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

Like all the Philadelphia Mint issues from 1908 With Motto to 1915 (except the relatively common 1910), the 1911 is a very underrated coin, particularly in high grade. Most known Mint State examples are low quality, i.e. MS-60 to MS-62, and even at the MS-63 level, the 1911 is only seen infrequently. In MS-64, this issue is very rare and gems number in the 12 to 15 range at most. I have only seen a couple of MS-67 quality examples of this issue so it is obviously a major rarity better than MS-65.

The 1911 is nearly always sharply struck. The surfaces are usually frosty and slightly granular, and lustre is only average at best and often below average for the series. Color is basically the same for every specimen I have seen, a light to medium orange gold, sometimes with a light greenish tint.
PCGS #
9157
Designer
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge
Lettered
Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Weight
33.40 grams
Mintage
197200
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
3039
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 14000 R-2.9 23 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE
All Grades 8166 R-3.3 26 / 49 28 / 54
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 29 / 49 29 / 54
65 or Better 14000
All Grades 8166
60 or Better 175
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-3.3
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better 23 / 49 TIE
All Grades 26 / 49
60 or Better 29 / 49
65 or Better 25 / 54 TIE
All Grades 28 / 54
60 or Better 29 / 54

Condition Census Learn More

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

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4615, $184,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	MS66+ PCGS grade

“Bella” Collection - “A&A Saints” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

“Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Stephen Stokely Collection, Part V - Heritage 7/2008:2095, $37,375 - Jay Brahin Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13349, $42,300

 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4615, $184,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

 
	MS66+ PCGS grade 
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Bella” Collection - “A&A Saints” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade

Stephen Stokely Collection, Part V - Heritage 7/2008:2095, $37,375 - Jay Brahin Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13349, $42,300