1886 1C Variety 1, BN AU58BN Certification #15051476, PCGS #2154

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1886, Mint officials made a change in the obverse hub for the Indian Cent, most evident in the position of the word AMERICA relative to the Indian's head.  On Variety 1, the lowest feather points between the I and the C of AMERICA; on Variety 2, the lowest feather points between the C and the final A.

Both varieties are of nearly equal scarcity, but the Variety 2 appears to be slightly more rare.  Both varieties are scarce in Gem condition, both are very rare in MS-66, and none have been graded higher by PCGS (as of October 2015).

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
17650000
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
242
Pop Lower
342
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 4000 R-4.2 13 / 55 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
All Grades 130 R-7.7 14 / 55 TIE 14 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

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