1859 1C PR63

PCGS#: 2247

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $5

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: This a one year Type and also the first regular issue Proof Indian Head Cent design. Original mintage was about 800 coins struck. However, only about half the mintage has survived throughout the years. Most coins that have survived are in PR64 condition. In Proof 65 condition they are considered very scarce with possibly 60 examples available. And in PR66 condition they are truly scarce with less than 2 dozen known. The ultimate condition for this issue is PR67 with one lone survivor meriting this grade and none being finer.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 800 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 450 R-6.1 1 / 1 3 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 445 R-6.1 1 / 1 3 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 130 R-7.7 1 / 1 4 / 6

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade