1877 1C, BN AU58BN

CERTIFICATION#: 09311293
PCGS#: 2127

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1877 Indian Cent is unquestionably the most desirable coin in the entire circulation strike Indian Cent series. It is the second lowest mintage coin in the  series, and only the 1909-S Indian cent has a lower mintage.

Despite the 1877 Indian cent having the second lowest mintage in the series, it also survives in much smaller numbers than the 1909-S Indian cent. This is mainly due to the lack of coins being collected in 1877 compared to 1909.   

There is only one reverse die confirmed as striking all existing 1877 Indian cents. However, if there was only one reverse die employed to strike all (877,000)1877 Inidan cents, then this lone die should have sustained major plachet flaws when striking such a large mintage.Surprisingly, this is not the case since 1877 cents show no traces of a damaged die. Therefore, it is strongly believed that the mintage of 877,000 coins struck, is actually a highly inflated figure.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 852,500 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
1
325
5
45+
2,750
1
50+
3,000
53+
3,275
55+
3,700
58+
4,500
62+
5,350
63+
6,000
64+
7,200

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 31 / 55 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 160 R-7.4 25 / 55 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 24 / 55 TIE 24 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade