Coins Certified as of 1/22

My Coin #50152069

1867 1C, CA PR65CA

PCGS#: 82290

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1867, the U.S. Mint sold 625 Proof Indian Head Cents at a premium to collectors and, presumably, a few dealers.  Today, the majority of the original mintage still survives, as evidenced by the PCGS Population Report, which shows forty percent of the mintage in a variety of grades and colors.  This does not count the hundreds of raw coins that are either ungradable or have not yet come through the grading services.  Of those that are certified, the majority are Red & Brown.  Red examples are the next most plentiful, followed by Brown examples, then Cameo examples (which are understood to be Red).  PCGS has not yet certified any Deep Cameo 1867 Cents.  It is possible that some of the Red examples could shift over to the Cameo designation upon reexamination, as PCGS did not recognize Cameo Proofs in the early days.

Among the Cameo examples, the best are at the PR66CAM level.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 625 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
1 PR66CAM PCGS grade  
1 PR66CAM PCGS grade  
1 PR66CAM estimated grade  

Heritage 4/2015:5945, $14,100

5 PR65CAM PCGS grade