1870 1C, BN AU58+ BN Certification #16332880, PCGS #2097

Owner's Comments

CAC /Eagle Eye (ps) S-9

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
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
150
Pop Lower
1091
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 6000 R-3.8 48 / 55 TIE 48 / 55 TIE
All Grades 120 R-7.8 10 / 55 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN estimated grade
4 MS64+BN PCGS grade
5 MS64BN PCGS grade