1879 1C, BN MS63BN Certification #36350585, PCGS #2133

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1879 Indian Cent is one of the semi key dates in the series, as it does have one of the lower mintages. Additionally, it also commands a slight premium over common dates in most grades. In lower Uncirculated grades the 1879 Indian Cent is easily available. Only in MS65 or higher does it become very scarce with a few hundred examples known. In MS66, it is very tough with no more than few dozen in existence. In MS67 it is really scarce with about a handful known.   

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
16228000
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
143
Pop Lower
349
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 4000 R-4.2 13 / 55 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 33 / 55 TIE 33 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 8 / 55 TIE 8 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN estimated grade
1 MS66BN estimated grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade