1879 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
2133
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
16,228,000
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

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 200 R-7.0 33 / 55 TIE 33 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 8 / 55 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 8
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 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 33 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN estimated grade
1 MS66BN estimated grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN estimated grade
2 MS65BN estimated grade
2 MS65BN estimated grade
2 MS65BN estimated grade
#1 MS66BN estimated grade
#1 MS66BN estimated grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN estimated grade
#2 MS65BN estimated grade
#2 MS65BN estimated grade
#2 MS65BN estimated grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1879 Indian Cent is one of the semi key dates in the series, as it does have one of the lower mintages. Additionally, it also commands a slight premium over common dates in most grades. In lower Uncirculated grades the 1879 Indian Cent is easily available. Only in MS65 or higher does it become very scarce with a few hundred examples known. In MS66, it is very tough with no more than few dozen in existence. In MS67 it is really scarce with about a handful known.