1867/67 1C, RB MS63RB

CERTIFICATION#: 27349798
PCGS#: 92089

Owner's Comments

Eagle Eye Photo Seal Snow 1a 1867, 67/67 (n), reverse die crack from arrow nock. This is one of the top repunched dates in the Indian Cents series. In addition to being a bold “naked eye” variety, it is very scarce within this semi-key date year. It garners a significant premium in all grades. It is virtually unknown in full red color. Planchets used for this variety typically exhibit a streaky woodgrain toning. This woodgrain look, while not unappealing, condems the coin from the outset as never being able to be graded as a full red. The variety was first reported by Q. David Bowers in his Empire Topics (no. 5) in 1959. Initially it was believed that the repunching was done with two different digit punches - a large date over small date. However after careful study by Fly-In Club co-founder, Larry Steve and others, it was decided that the initial punching was squeezed to appear smaller by the second, stronger impression. It was also observed that the initial punching was highly skewed in relation to the plane of the die face, which is why there is not repunching visible under the 18. {65RD, 65RB, 65RB, 65RB, 65RB, 64RD}

Expert Comments

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 9,821,000 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 50 R-8.5 3 / 55 3 / 55
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 3 / 55 3 / 55
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 2 / 55 2 / 55

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+RB PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS65RB PCGS grade  
2 MS65RB PCGS grade  
2 MS65RB PCGS grade  
2 MS65RB PCGS grade