1874 1C, BN PR63BN

CERTIFICATION#: -38316
PCGS#: 2309

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $4.25

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1874 Proof Cent has one of the lower mintages in the Proof Indian Cent series. Most examples that still survive are in PR64 condition.

Brown: In Brown most examples that survive are in PR63 condition. The highest example known with the brown color designation is in PR66 with none being finer (in brown only).

Red Brown: In Red Brown most examples that still survive are in PR64 Red Brown condition and probably about 150-250 examples exist in the grade. The highest known example in Red Brown is in grade PR67 with one lone example that has survived and none being finer.

Red: In Proof Red they are scarce with no more than 100 coins known with complete Red surfaces. Out of the ones known in Red most of them fall under the MS64 Red grade. The highest grade that Red coins are known for this date are in PR66  condition, with probably no more than ten examples that survive and none being finer.   

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 700 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65BN PCGS grade
1 PR65BN estimated grade  
1 PR65BN estimated grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade  
4 PR64BN PCGS grade