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1870 1C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS66+RB

PCGS MS66+RB

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PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
2098
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
5,275,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
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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 675 R-5.6 25 / 55 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 675 R-5.6 25 / 55 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 90 R-8.1 21 / 55 TIE 21 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 675
60 or Better 675
65 or Better 90
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-5.6
65 or Better R-8.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 55 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
5 MS65+RB PCGS grade
6 MS65RB PCGS grade
6 MS65RB PCGS grade
6 MS65RB PCGS grade
6 MS65RB PCGS grade
6 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#5 MS65+RB PCGS grade
#6 MS65RB PCGS grade
#6 MS65RB PCGS grade
#6 MS65RB PCGS grade
#6 MS65RB PCGS grade
#6 MS65RB PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The Indian Cents from the first half of the 1870's are the easiest to find from that decade, but they are not as common as dates in the 1880's and 1890's. In terms of availability, the 1870 is roughly equal to the 1871-1875 dates. Mint State examples are available by the hundreds, mostly in the Red-Brown grades. According to the PCGS Population Report (as of July 2011), the finest MS Brown examples are two MS-65s. In Red-Brown, the finest examples are 4 MS-66s. In Red, the finest 1870 Indian Head Cents are 4 MS66s.