1863 1C J-300 (Proof)

Series: Patterns - PR

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

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PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS #:
60455
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:5177, $3,818.75

1 PR65 PCGS grade
1 PR65 PCGS grade
1 PR65 PCGS grade
5 PR64 PCGS grade PR64 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

5 PR64 PCGS grade
5 PR64 PCGS grade
5 PR64 PCGS grade
5 PR64 PCGS grade
5 PR64 PCGS grade
#1 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:5177, $3,818.75

#1 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR65 PCGS grade
PR64 PCGS grade #5 PR64 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

#5 PR64 PCGS grade
#5 PR64 PCGS grade
#5 PR64 PCGS grade
#5 PR64 PCGS grade
#5 PR64 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1863 J-300 Flying Eagle Proof Cent was struck with a reeded edge. Its surfaces, however, appear to be that of a circulation strike coin. It is not known exactly why it was struck with a reeded edge. Some speculate that due to the escalating prices of copper during the Civil War, the Mint struck them with a reeded edge to prevent anyone from altering the coins.

In the 1996 Eliasberg Sale, the cataloger mentions Carl W. A. Carlson spotted an example with a reeded edge being offered in the 1865 Cogan Sale. Today, the 1863 J-300 Pattern Cents are scarce with possibly less than a dozen examples known to exist in all grades combined.

Weight: 70.4 grains

Diameter: 0.763 - .0764 inch.