1865 1C Fancy 5, BN AU58+ BN Certification #26459027, PCGS #2082

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

David Hall

There are two varieties of 1865 Indian cents, the "Fancy 5" and the "Plain 5". On the Fancy 5, the top of the 5 looks "curvey" while on the Plain 5 the top of the 5 is straighter looking. Initially, it was thought that the Fancy 5 was rarer, but over the years the Plain 5 appears to be scarcer, perhaps by a factor of 2 to 1.

 The 1865 Fancy 5 Indian cent is a scarce coin in circulated grades and a very scarce coin in mint state. It is rarer than the 1864 (no L) and is perhaps a little less rare than the 1866, 1867, and 1868. Most of the mint state examples are Red & Brown, with about 20% to 25% of the total mint state survivors being Full Red. Gem Full Red specimens are available from time to time.

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
35429286
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
262
Pop Lower
262
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 5000 R-4.0 31 / 55 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
All Grades 160 R-7.4 25 / 55 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 10 / 55 TIE 10 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade