1870 1C, RD MS65RD

CERTIFICATION#: 02666816
PCGS#: 2099

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The Indian Cents from the first half of the 1870's are the easiest to find from that decade, but they are not as common as dates in the 1880's and 1890's.  In terms of availability, the 1870 is roughly equal to the 1871-1875 dates.  Mint State examples are available by the hundreds, mostly in the Red-Brown grades.  According to the PCGS Population Report (as of July 2011), the finest MS Brown examples are two MS-65s.  In Red-Brown, the finest examples are 4 MS-66s.  In Red, the finest 1870 Indian Head Cents are 4 MS66s.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 5,275,000 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 225 R-6.7 20 / 55 TIE 20 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 20 / 55 TIE 20 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 9 / 55 TIE 9 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RD PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 6/2013:1061, $23,500

1 MS66RD PCGS grade  
1 MS66RD PCGS grade  
1 MS66RD PCGS grade  
1 MS66RD PCGS grade