Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 4.6700g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1861 1C PF obverse 1861 1C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint found it less troublesome to overproduce proofs at the beginning of the year and destroy or release the unsold pieces than to come up short and have to strike more later in the year. Walter Breen estimated that as many as 600 proof 1861 cents remained unsold and were disposed of at the end of the year.

This is a scarce issue among proof Indian Head Cents, and proof is seen in the relatively small number certified by NGC. The quality of most survivors is somewhat disappointing, having the same problems of incomplete strike and less than brilliant fields seen on the 1860 proofs.

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Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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1861 1C PF
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 77
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1861 1C PF
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Base------------25931206----73
---------------211----4
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Total------------25933218----78
 ------------3%6%12%42%27%10%---- 
1861 1C PF CA
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Base--------------112-----4
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Total--------------112-----4
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 1C PF CA
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Base333333336749491271145016092097256135484453592484301164633
333333322676510561330150317712251289038494943675995021164633
000000322676510561330150317712251289038494943675995021164600
0000003450857116313901556193424063219415154337594105741164600
1861 1C PF UC
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Base3333333382011381505170718862433295040425035664193581282133
3333333275926126015721766206826053314437355707546105121282133
0000003275926126015721766206826053314437355707546105121282100
00000035471032138216391826225027773678470461058452116661282100
1861 1C PF
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Base33333333502725990113812711683207929313719501372401012833
33333331695768131039118214081815236331934150575582021012833
00000031695768131039118214081815236331934150575582021012800
00000033356509011088122615451947264734564581649791651012800
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