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1864 1C Copper Nickel (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
2070
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.70 grams
Mintage:
13,740,000
Metal:
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
Major Varieties

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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 6,000 R-3.8 3 / 6 TIE 3 / 7 TIE
60 or Better 1,800 R-4.6 4 / 6 4 / 7
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 2 / 6 2 / 7
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,000
60 or Better 1,800
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.8
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 6
65 or Better 2 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 7 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 7
65 or Better 2 / 7

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1864 Copper Nickel Indian Cent is the second lowest mintage coin in the Copper Nickel Indian cent series from 1860 - 1864.

In circulated grades it is harder to find than the 1860, 1862 and 1863 or the common dates. Therefore, the 1864 Copper Nickel Cent commands a slight premium over the more common dates in most circulated grades. Only the 1861 with a lower mintage is more difficult to find in circulated grades. This is also why the 1861 commands a slightly higher premium than the 1864 Copper Nickel in circulated grades.

MS65: In grades of MS65 and higher the 1864 Copper Nickel Cent is the scarcest of all Copper Nickel Indian Cents struck from 1860 - 1864.

MS66: In MS66 grade the 1864 Copper Nickel Indian Cent it is very difficult to find. There are probably 10 - 15 examples that have survived in this grade.

MS67: This is the highest grade possible and as of 2010, PCGS has only graded one lone example in MS67 grade.