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1861 1C (Proof)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

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PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65+

PCGS #:
2256
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.70 grams
Mintage:
1,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 375 R-6.2 1 / 5 TIE 1 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 372 R-6.2 1 / 5 TIE 1 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 1 / 5 1 / 6
Survival Estimate
All Grades 375
60 or Better 372
65 or Better 75
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 5 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 6

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
4 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
#4 PR65 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

This is the second year in which the Mint struck Indian Cents. Despite its reported mintage of 1,000 coins struck, there are probably much less in existence. Possibly around 200-300 examples survive in all grades combined. Most examples that still survive appear to be in PR64 condition. In PR65 condition they are difficult to obtain with about 50 examples known. In PR66 condition they are very scarce with less than a handful of examples known with none existing in any higher grade.