1865 1C Fancy 5, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
2082
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
35,429,286
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
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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 5,000 R-4.0 31 / 55 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 160 R-7.4 25 / 55 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 10 / 55 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 160
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-7.4
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 55 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
David Hall:

There are two varieties of 1865 Indian cents, the "Fancy 5" and the "Plain 5". On the Fancy 5, the top of the 5 looks "curvey" while on the Plain 5 the top of the 5 is straighter looking. Initially, it was thought that the Fancy 5 was rarer, but over the years the Plain 5 appears to be scarcer, perhaps by a factor of 2 to 1.

The 1865 Fancy 5 Indian cent is a scarce coin in circulated grades and a very scarce coin in mint state. It is rarer than the 1864 (no L) and is perhaps a little less rare than the 1866, 1867, and 1868. Most of the mint state examples are Red & Brown, with about 20% to 25% of the total mint state survivors being Full Red. Gem Full Red specimens are available from time to time.