1861 1C (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
2061
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.70 grams
Mintage:
10,100,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 2 / 6 2 / 7
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 6 2 / 7
65 or Better 350 R-6.3 5 / 6 6 / 7
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 1,500
65 or Better 350
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-6.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 6
60 or Better 2 / 6
65 or Better 5 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 7
60 or Better 2 / 7
65 or Better 6 / 7

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2003:4415, $54,625 - Heritage 4/2009:2065, $63,250

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #2061 (MS) 67

Heritage 1/2006:709, $7,475.00 - Bowers & Merena 11/2007:???

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2007:83, $9,200 - Heritage 1/2012:4148, $16,100 - High Desert Collection [Mike Chipman] (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2009:90, $9,200.00 - Heritage 5/2015:98053, $15,275.00

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:4612, $14,100

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Castle Collection - Heritage 8/2019:3669, $26,400

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2003:4415, $54,625 - Heritage 4/2009:2065, $63,250

 
	PCGS #2061 (MS) 67 
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2006:709, $7,475.00 - Bowers & Merena 11/2007:???

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2007:83, $9,200 - Heritage 1/2012:4148, $16,100 - High Desert Collection [Mike Chipman] (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2009:90, $9,200.00 - Heritage 5/2015:98053, $15,275.00

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:4612, $14,100

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Castle Collection - Heritage 8/2019:3669, $26,400

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1861 is the lowest mintage of the 1860-64 copper-nickel Indian cents. It is the rarest copper-nickel Indian cent in circulated grades and is marginally rarer than the others in mint state condition. But in Gem MS65 or better condition is it about as rare as the 1862, not quite as rare as the 1860 or 1863, and not nearly as rare as the 1864 (the rarest of the copper-nickel Indian cents in Gem condition). The 1861 owes its status as a rarer coin to its low mintage as in the 1950s and 1960s mintage was everything.

The 1861 is generally well struck. Gems often have exceptionally attractive frosty luster.