1861 1C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 10679206
PCGS#: 2061

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1861 is the lowest mintage of the 1860-64 copper-nickel Indian cents. It is the rarest copper-nickel Indian cent in circulated grades and is marginally rarer than the others in mint state condition. But in Gem MS65 or better condition is it about as rare as the 1862, not quite as rare as the 1860 or 1863, and not nearly as rare as the 1864 (the rarest of the copper-nickel Indian cents in Gem condition). The 1861 owes its status as a rarer coin to its low mintage as in the 1950s and 1960s mintage was everything.

The 1861 is generally well struck. Gems often have exceptionally attractive frosty luster.                                                        

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 10,100,000 Weight: 4.70 grams Metal Content: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel
2
14
1
3
16
4
24
6
26
6
8
30
4
10
35
3
12
45
6
15
50
5
30
75
11
45+
140
50+
165
53+
185
55+
210
58+
240
60
275
10
62+
335
63+
490
65+
2,000
2
66+
4,000
2
67+
19,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 2 / 6 2 / 7
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 6 2 / 7
65 or Better 350 R-6.3 5 / 6 6 / 7

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 10/2014:4612, $14,100

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade