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1865 1C Plain 5, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
92082
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 4,000 R-4.2 13 / 55 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 8 / 55 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 8
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 55 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 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
5 MS64BN PCGS grade
5 MS64BN PCGS grade
5 MS64BN PCGS grade
5 MS64BN PCGS grade
5 MS64BN PCGS grade
5 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#5 MS64BN PCGS grade
#5 MS64BN PCGS grade
#5 MS64BN PCGS grade
#5 MS64BN PCGS grade
#5 MS64BN PCGS grade
#5 MS64BN PCGS grade
David Hall:

There are two varieties of the 1865 Indian cent, 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 as the years went by, it was found that the Plain 5 is actually the rarer of the two varieties, perhaps by a factor of 2 to 1.

The 1865 Plain 5 Indian cent is rare in circulated grades, and quite rare in mint state. Full Red Gems are very rare.