1864 1C Bronze, BN PR63BN

CERTIFICATION#: -38306
PCGS#: 2276

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $1.15

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1864 Bronze Cent in Proof is a relatively scarce coin, especially in full Red color and/or with nice eye appeal. The reported mintage of 150+ coins is uncertain and it is undoubtedly low based on the simple fact that PCGS alone has certified 146 examples as of April 2011. The PCGS Opo Report shows that this metal variant is twice as rare as the Copper-Nickel version, but nowhere near as rare as the 1864-L Proof.  PCGS reports the higest percentage of Proofs in the Red-Brown category, mostly in the PR64RB category. Cameo Proofs are very scarce and represent less than 10% of the Proofs examined by PCGS.  No Deep Cameo Proofs have been reported.  The finest examples certified by PCGS include a single PR67RB and a single PR67RD. 

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 150 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
4 PR66BN estimated grade  
4 PR66BN estimated grade