1863 1C PR66 Certification #84910387, PCGS #2262

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1863 Indian Head Cent has the second lowest Proof mintage of any Copper-Nickel Cent of the 1859-1864 period, yet it survives at a higher rate than dates such as the 1860 and 1861, which both have mintages more than twice that of the 1863.  The result is that the 1863 Proof Cent is priced as a type coin, making it one of the most affordable dates in the series. 

This generalization reverses for the Cameo and Deep Cameo Proofs, which are elusive versions, particularly in high grade.  Deep Cameo Proofs can be considered extremely rare.

The finest examples certified by PCGS included a single PR67, 8 PR66CAMs, and a single PR65DCAM (the only DCAM graded by PCGS as of July 2012).

PCGS #
2262
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
4.70 grams
Mintage
460
Metal
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
144
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 420 R-6.1 3 / 5 TIE 3 / 6 TIE
All Grades 417 R-6.1 3 / 5 TIE 3 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 110 R-7.9 3 / 5 3 / 6
65 or Better 420
All Grades 417
60 or Better 110
65 or Better R-6.1
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-7.9
65 or Better 3 / 5 TIE
All Grades 3 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 5
65 or Better 3 / 6 TIE
All Grades 3 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 6

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade