1865 1C Plain 5, BN N1BN Certification #24354427, PCGS #92082

Expert Comments

David Hall

There are two varieties of the 1865 Indian cent, the "Fancy 5" and the "Plain 5". On the Fancy 5, the top of the 5 looks "curvey", while on the Plain 5 the top of the 5 is straighter looking. Initially, it was thought that the Fancy 5 was rarer, but as the years went by, it was found that the Plain 5 is actually the rarer of the two varieties, perhaps by a factor of 2 to 1.

The 1865 Plain 5 Indian cent is rare in circulated grades, and quite rare in mint state. Full Red Gems are very rare.

PCGS #
92082
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
35429286
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
250
Pop Lower
0
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 4000 R-4.2 13 / 55 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
All Grades 50 R-8.5 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 8 / 55 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 4000
All Grades 50
60 or Better 8
65 or Better R-4.2
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 13 / 55 TIE
All Grades 4 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 55 TIE
All Grades 4 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 55 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
5 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #1 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS64BN PCGS grade #5 MS64BN PCGS grade