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1863 1C (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
2067
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.70 grams
Mintage:
49,840,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
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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 10,000 R-3.0 6 / 6 7 / 7
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 5 / 6 TIE 6 / 7 TIE
65 or Better 250 R-6.6 3 / 6 4 / 7
Survival Estimate
All Grades 10,000
60 or Better 3,000
65 or Better 250
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.0
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-6.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 6
60 or Better 5 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 7
60 or Better 6 / 7 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 7

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:86, $2,185

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:86, $2,185

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1863 is the highest mintage of the 1860-64 copper-nickel Indian cents and it is the easiest to find in circulated grades and mint state grades through MS64. But interestingly, in MS 65 or better condition it is much tougher to find than the 1860, 1861, and 1862.

This is usually a well struck coin. Luster and color can be bright and frosty or dull or somewhere in-between.