1886 1C Variety 1, BN XF45BN Certification #18721936, PCGS #2154

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).

PCGS #
2154
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
17650000
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
461
Pop Lower
140
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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
#1 MS66BN estimated grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade