1870 1C, BN AU58BN

CERTIFICATION#: 21536745
PCGS#: 2097

Owner's Comments

Thanks to Rick Snow Eagle Eye Rare Coins.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The Indian Cents from the first half of the 1870's are the easiest to find from that decade, but they are not as common as dates in the 1880's and 1890's.  In terms of availability, the 1870 is roughly equal to the 1871-1875 dates.  Mint State examples are available by the hundreds, mostly in the Red-Brown grades.  According to the PCGS Population Report (as of July 2011), the finest MS Brown examples are two MS-65s.  In Red-Brown, the finest examples are 4 MS-66s.  In Red, the finest 1870 Indian Head Cents are 4 MS66s.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 5,275,000 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
2
32
1
3
40
3
45+
500
50+
530
53+
545
55+
575
58+
590
1
62+
650
63+
775
64+
1,050
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 48 / 55 TIE 48 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 10 / 55 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN estimated grade  
4 MS64+BN PCGS grade  
5 MS64BN PCGS grade