1863 1C (Proof)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

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PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
2262
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.70 grams
Mintage:
460
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - 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 420 R-6.1 3 / 5 TIE 3 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 417 R-6.1 3 / 5 TIE 3 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 110 R-7.9 3 / 5 3 / 6
Survival Estimate
All Grades 420
60 or Better 417
65 or Better 110
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-6.1
65 or Better R-7.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 5 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 6

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
8 PR65+ PCGS grade
9 PR65 PCGS grade
9 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#8 PR65+ PCGS grade
#9 PR65 PCGS grade
#9 PR65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1863 Indian Head Cent has the second lowest Proof mintage of any Copper-Nickel Cent of the 1859-1864 period, yet it survives at a higher rate than dates such as the 1860 and 1861, which both have mintages more than twice that of the 1863. The result is that the 1863 Proof Cent is priced as a type coin, making it one of the most affordable dates in the series.

This generalization reverses for the Cameo and Deep Cameo Proofs, which are elusive versions, particularly in high grade. Deep Cameo Proofs can be considered extremely rare.

The finest examples certified by PCGS included a single PR67, 8 PR66CAMs, and a single PR65DCAM (the only DCAM graded by PCGS as of July 2012).