1886 1C Variety 1, BN MS64BN

CERTIFICATION#: 15587139
PCGS#: 2154

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1886, Mint officials made a change in the obverse hub for the Indian Cent, most evident in the position of the word AMERICA relative to the Indian's head.  On Variety 1, the lowest feather points between the I and the C of AMERICA; on Variety 2, the lowest feather points between the C and the final A.

Both varieties are of nearly equal scarcity, but the Variety 2 appears to be slightly more rare.  Both varieties are scarce in Gem condition, both are very rare in MS-66,  and none have been graded higher by PCGS (as of May 2011).

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 17,650,000 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
3
5
6
8
1
8
12
1
10
17
1
12
30
2
15
36
45+
150
50+
165
53+
185
55+
215
58+
230
62+
260
63+
340
64+
460
1
65+
875

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 13 / 55 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 130 R-7.7 14 / 55 TIE 14 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN estimated grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade