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1886 1C Variety 1, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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TYPE COMPARISON

TYPE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS #:
2154
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
17,650,000
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 4,000 R-4.2 13 / 55 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 130 R-7.7 14 / 55 TIE 14 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 130
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 55 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
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
2 MS65BN 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
#2 MS65BN estimated grade
Ron Guth:

In 1886, Mint officials made a change in the obverse hub for the Indian Cent, most evident in the position of the word AMERICA relative to the Indian's head. On Variety 1, the lowest feather points between the I and the C of AMERICA; on Variety 2, the lowest feather points between the C and the final A.

Both varieties are of nearly equal scarcity, but the Variety 2 appears to be slightly more rare. Both varieties are scarce in Gem condition, both are very rare in MS-66, and none have been graded higher by PCGS (as of October 2015).