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1877 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS66+BN

PCGS MS66+BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
2127
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
852,500
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
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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 15 R-9.3 24 / 55 TIE 24 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 160
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-7.4
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 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 24 / 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
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
9 MS64BN PCGS grade
9 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
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#9 MS64BN PCGS grade
#9 MS64BN PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1877 Indian Cent is unquestionably the most desirable coin in the entire circulation strike Indian Cent series. It is the second lowest mintage coin in the series, and only the 1909-S Indian cent has a lower mintage.

Despite the 1877 Indian cent having the second lowest mintage in the series, it also survives in much smaller numbers than the 1909-S Indian cent. This is mainly due to the lack of coins being collected in 1877 compared to 1909.

There is only one reverse die confirmed as striking all existing 1877 Indian cents. However, if there was only one reverse die employed to strike all (877,000)1877 Inidan cents, then this lone die should have sustained major plachet flaws when striking such a large mintage.Surprisingly, this is not the case since 1877 cents show no traces of a damaged die. Therefore, it is strongly believed that the mintage of 877,000 coins struck, is actually a highly inflated figure.

Regency XVI Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | February 18, 2016

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