Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,429,286
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1865 1C MS obverse 1865 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a heavy coinage of bronze cents in 1864, the immediate demand for more pieces was great in 1865. This resulted in another high mintage figure for the period, and examples of this date are plentiful today in most grades.

Two highly distinctive date styles were used for 1865 cents, and neither is rare. These are called the Plain 5 and Fancy 5, respectively. The Plain 5 has a nearly flat top and the horizontal stroke points slightly outside the ball of the 5. On the Fancy 5 (photos) the flag is boldly curved and the horizontal stroke points almost directly at the ball.

The cents of 1865 are rich in die-punching varieties, and the best of these are listed at left. A nice doubled-die reverse is also noted for this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/15/2015

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1865 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 9.00 13.00 18.00 25.00 40.00 53.00 60.00 68.00 80.00 120 130 185 240 450 650 - - - -
$ 43.00 55.00 65.00 72.00 90.00 125 145 200 275 - - - -
1865 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 140 165 240 385 800 1950 4250 - - -
$ - - - - - - 180 275 425 1050 - - -
1865 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 225 350 585 1975 10750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 750 3350 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1051
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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5/26/2015 MS 64  Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131521/Lot# 27303
5/26/2015 MS 63  Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131521/Lot# 27017


Auction Prices Realized

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3/13/1996 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 0823, 823/Lot# 106 $59.95
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 104 $379.50
10/17/2005 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #58, 63/Lot# 15 $161.00
11/29/2012 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7280 $381.88
9/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 134967 $88.00
10/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 3451, 3451/Lot# 1034 $99.88
6/30/2014 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20025 $270.25
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14401 $481.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37415981111163175212237265304395423450586705106613331394175521812680
38476691128167187220246278334404432495626825115513531514189723470
000000187220246278334404432495626825115513531514189700
000000200229256291365414441541665946124413741635203900
1865 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37415981111147171194227248278437477539705966150524333545305936974427
384766911231551792052342583314504985947921146181428043545327239400
0000001792052342583314504985947921146181428043545327200
0000001862162412683844645186508791325212431743545348400
1865 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base374159811111471711942272482783013306749081252244853165293624173108508
3847669112315517920523425828631144575210231651340453165609659777090
00000017920523425828631144575210231651340453165609659700
00000018621624126829332055983011372049436053165925695400
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