1865 1C Plain 5, BN AU58BN

CERTIFICATION#: 14084824
PCGS#: 92082

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: There are two varieties of the 1865 Indian cent, the "Fancy 5" and the "Plain 5". On the Fancy 5, the top of the 5 looks "curvey", while on the Plain 5 the top of the 5 is straighter looking. Initially, it was thought that the Fancy 5 was rarer, but as the years went by, it was found that the Plain 5 is actually the rarer of the two varieties, perhaps by a factor of 2 to 1.

The 1865 Plain 5 Indian cent is rare in circulated grades, and quite rare in mint state. Full Red Gems are very rare.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 35,429,286 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 4,000 R-4.2 13 / 55 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 8 / 55 TIE 8 / 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  
5 MS64BN PCGS grade