1877 1C, BN AU58BN Certification #09311293, PCGS #2127

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1877 Indian Cent is unquestionably the most desirable coin in the entire circulation strike Indian Cent series. It is the second lowest mintage coin in the  series, and only the 1909-S Indian cent has a lower mintage.

Despite the 1877 Indian cent having the second lowest mintage in the series, it also survives in much smaller numbers than the 1909-S Indian cent. This is mainly due to the lack of coins being collected in 1877 compared to 1909.   

There is only one reverse die confirmed as striking all existing 1877 Indian cents. However, if there was only one reverse die employed to strike all (877,000)1877 Inidan cents, then this lone die should have sustained major plachet flaws when striking such a large mintage.Surprisingly, this is not the case since 1877 cents show no traces of a damaged die. Therefore, it is strongly believed that the mintage of 877,000 coins struck, is actually a highly inflated figure.
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
852500
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
186
Pop Lower
5407
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 15 R-9.3 24 / 55 TIE 24 / 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