1870 1C, RB MS64+ RB Certification #25100766, PCGS #2098

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The Indian Cents from the first half of the 1870's are the easiest to find from that decade, but they are not as common as dates in the 1880's and 1890's.  In terms of availability, the 1870 is roughly equal to the 1871-1875 dates.  Mint State examples are available by the hundreds, mostly in the Red-Brown grades.  According to the PCGS Population Report (as of July 2011), the finest MS Brown examples are two MS-65s.  In Red-Brown, the finest examples are 4 MS-66s.  In Red, the finest 1870 Indian Head Cents are 4 MS66s.

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
5275000
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
100
Pop Lower
404

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 675 R-5.6 25 / 55 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
All Grades 675 R-5.6 25 / 55 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 21 / 55 TIE 21 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
5 MS65+RB PCGS grade