Expert Comments

David Hall

This is the first year of issue for the 1860-1864 copper-nickel type. The 1860 is slightly rarer in mint state than the 1862 and 1863. In Gem MS65 condition, the 1860 to 1863 issues are all about equal rarity. But interestingly, the once thought of as "most common" 1863 is rarest of the four in superb MS66 or better.

The typical 1860 is well struck. Luster is considerably better than you usually see on the 1859.

PCGS #
2058
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
4.70 grams
Mintage
20566000
Metal
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
Pop Higher
284
Pop Lower
1238
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 6000 R-3.8 3 / 6 TIE 3 / 7 TIE
All Grades 1750 R-4.7 3 / 6 3 / 7
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 4 / 6 5 / 7
65 or Better 6000
All Grades 1750
60 or Better 300
65 or Better R-3.8
All Grades R-4.7
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better 3 / 6 TIE
All Grades 3 / 6
60 or Better 4 / 6
65 or Better 3 / 7 TIE
All Grades 3 / 7
60 or Better 5 / 7

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5054, $21,850 - Castle Collection - Heritage 8/2019:3668, $52,800

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5054, $21,850 - Castle Collection - Heritage 8/2019:3668, $52,800

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade