1878 1C, BN (Proof)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS PR67BN

PCGS PR67BN

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS #:
2321
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
2,350
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67BN PCGS grade

Larry Shepherd Collection

2 PR66BN PCGS grade PR66BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#1 PR67BN PCGS grade

Larry Shepherd Collection

PR66BN PCGS grade #2 PR66BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1878 saw a doubling of the Proof mintage from the previous year, indicating a significant increase on collector demand. This was the beginning of a rise in Proof Cent sales that peaked in 1886. As such, the 1878 is a fairly common coin in Proof condition, especially in PR63 and PR64. Surprisingly, the PCGS Population Report shows only slightly more 1878 Proofs than 1877 Proofs, and we all know the huge price differential between the two.

Red-Brown seems to be the most common format, trailed by Red, then Brown, then Cameo. No Deep Cameo examples have been identified yet.