1864 1C Copper Nickel MS64 Certification #26147614, PCGS #2070

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Jaime Hernandez

The 1864 Copper Nickel Indian Cent is the second lowest mintage coin in the Copper Nickel Indian cent series from 1860 - 1864.

In circulated grades it is harder to find than the 1860, 1862 and 1863 or the common dates. Therefore, the 1864 Copper Nickel Cent commands a slight premium over the more common dates in most circulated grades. Only the 1861 with a lower mintage is more difficult to find in circulated grades. This is also why the 1861 commands a slightly higher premium than the 1864 Copper Nickel in circulated grades.

MS65: In grades of MS65 and higher the 1864 Copper Nickel Cent is the scarcest of all Copper Nickel Indian Cents struck from 1860 - 1864. 

MS66: In MS66 grade the 1864 Copper Nickel Indian Cent it is very difficult to find. There are probably 10 - 15 examples that have survived in this grade.

MS67: This is the highest grade possible and as of 2010, PCGS has only graded one lone example in MS67 grade.

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
13740000
Weight
4.70 grams
Metal Content
88% Copper, 12% Nickel
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
248
Pop Lower
1646
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 6000 R-3.8 3 / 6 TIE 3 / 7 TIE
All Grades 1800 R-4.6 4 / 6 4 / 7
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 2 / 6 2 / 7

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade