1860 1C Pointed Bust AU58 Certification #20161653, PCGS #2056
The 1860 Pointed Bust Cent design is a continuation of the same style used in 1859. Later in 1860, the tip of the bust became more rounded in appearance. The total mintage of the 1860 Pointed Bust Cent is unknown, but researcher Rick Snow identified seven different Pointed Bust obverse dies as of 2014 and he estimated that only 5% of the original mintage of 1860 Cents consisted of Pointed Busts. Where this was just an obscure variety decades ago, it is now considered a major part of the Indian Head Cent series.
Mint State Pointed Bust 1860 Cents are readily available in grades from MS63 to MS65. Above MS66, the Pointed Bust 1860 Cent becomes a true, condition-rarity, with only a couple of pieces known in MS67.