Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 550
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 4.6700g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1862 1C PF obverse 1862 1C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1862 proof Indian Head Cent is perhaps the ideal type coin for the copper-nickel series. This date is plentiful from a hoard that was dispersed many years ago, and most examples from this source are of very high quality.

The actual mintage for this date was probably higher than the 550 figure reported, as that represents only the sale of silver proof sets, which included the minor coins, as well. The cent and other minor coins could also be purchased as minor proof sets, if desired.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1862 1C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 590 675 1000 1550 2000 3000 9500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 700 1150 1700 2750 4250 - -
1862 1C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1150 1950 2500 4000 17000 20000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2200 3000 5500 - -
1862 1C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 299
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1862 1C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------18209876274---234
-----------------1----1
---------------1-3----4
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Total------------18209976314---239
 ------------0 %3 %8 %41 %32 %13 %2 %--- 
1862 1C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------414211861--64
-----------------2----2
---------------1-2----3
-----------------1----1
Total--------------415212361--70
 --------------6 %21 %30 %33 %9 %1 %-- 
1862 1C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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---------------1------1
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Total---------------1-1----2
 ---------------50 %-50 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/2003 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 5483 $2,351.75
10/21/2007 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2438, 2438/Lot# 1015 $3,136.00
7/2/2009 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 389, 395/Lot# 5036 $1,610.00
3/31/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 383 $1,121.25
5/29/2011 NGC PF 67   Cameo Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 630 $8,913.00
2/22/2013 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1115 $2,350.00
4/7/2013 PCGS PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 100075 $2,200.00
12/13/2018 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(1), 1282/Lot# 3107 $2,280.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 1C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333575820111012711309139515472222316338726223881733
3333333193656916116312831337144517722535339946557087881730
0000003193656916116312831337144517722535339946557087881700
00000033847381013121712961366149619972849363554397952881700
1862 1C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333705990132115051547164518172573361643986966977633
33333332378001100138215191579170220692920387652547902977630
00000032378001100138215191579170220692920387652547902977600
00000034718951210144315331612175923213268413761108839977600
1862 1C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333334236208569901021109212191790259732125277758633
333333314348869890010001044113414092059280239006046758630
000000314348869890010001044113414092059280239006046758600
000000328355477794510101068117615992328300745886816758600
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