1860 1C PR66 Certification #25547864, PCGS #2253

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1860 Proof Indian Cent has a reported mintage of 1,000 coins being struck. However, many of the coins went unsold and were melted by the Mint. Therefore, the survival rate is much lower and possibly a few hundred examples survive in all grades combined.

Most coins in existence probably grade at about PR63 - PR65 condition. In PR66 condition there are only two examples known with none being finer. With cameo contrast it is one of the most difficult dates to find with cameo surfaces from the Copper-Nickel cents that were struck from 1860-1864.

PCGS #
2253
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
4.70 grams
Mintage
1000
Metal
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
131
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 385 R-6.2 1 / 5 TIE 1 / 6 TIE
All Grades 381 R-6.2 1 / 5 TIE 1 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 2 / 5 2 / 6
65 or Better 385
All Grades 381
60 or Better 90
65 or Better R-6.2
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.1
65 or Better 1 / 5 TIE
All Grades 1 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
All Grades 1 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 6

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade PR66 PCGS grade Heritage 1/2009:385
2 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 estimated grade
PR66 PCGS grade #2 PR66 PCGS grade
PR66 PCGS grade #2 PR66 PCGS grade
PR66 PCGS grade #2 PR66 PCGS grade
Heritage 1/2009:385
#2 PR66 PCGS grade