1860 1C PR64

PCGS#: 2253

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $1800

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1860 Proof Indian Cent has a reported mintage of 1,000 coins being struck. However, many of the coins went unsold and were melted by the Mint. Therefore, the survival rate is much lower and possibly a few hundred examples survive in all grades combined.

Most coins in existence probably grade at about PR63 - PR65 condition. In PR66 condition there are only two examples known with none being finer. With cameo contrast it is one of the most difficult dates to find with cameo surfaces from the Copper-Nickel cents that were struck from 1860-1864.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,000 Weight: 4.70 grams Metal Content: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 385 R-6.2 1 / 5 TIE 1 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 381 R-6.2 1 / 5 TIE 1 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 90 R-8.1 2 / 5 2 / 6

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2009:385
2 PR66 PCGS grade