1892 1C, CAM (Proof)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS PR66CA<BR>Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.ha.com" target="_blank">Heritage Numismatic Auctions</a>

PCGS PR66CA
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PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS #:
82365
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
2,745
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 PR66CAM PCGS grade
1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
6 PR65CAM estimated grade
#1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR65CAM estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The Proof 1892 Indian Head Cent has a rather hefty mintage of 2,745, indicating a lot of collector interest at the time. Most of the examples known today have been well-preserved, thus PR64RB is the grade seen most frequently. The finish on the 1892 Proofs is brilliant and Cameo examples are a rare exception. Deep Cameo examples, if they even existed, would be exceedingly rare.

The key to buying Proof 1892 Cents (and any Proof Indian Head Cent) is to seek out coins with good color and problem-free surfaces. Spotted coins should be avoided or heavily discounted; conversely, coins with full red color or attractive toning deserve big premiums.