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: 8/7/2019

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1862 1C PF
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$ - - - - - - - 700 1150 1700 2750 4250 - -
1862 1C PF CA
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1862 1C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7000 - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 307
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: 11/24/2020 1862 1C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------182010178274---239
-----------------1----1
---------------1-3----4
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Total------------182010278314---244
 ------------0%3%8%42%32%13%2%--- 
1862 1C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------315231861--66
-----------------2----2
---------------1-3----4
-----------------1----1
Total--------------316232461--73
 --------------4%22%32%33%8%1%-- 
1862 1C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------2----2
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---------------1------1
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Total---------------1-2----3
 ---------------33%-67%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 1C PF CA
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Base33333333575820111012711309139515472222316338726223881733
3333333193656916116312831337144517722535339946557087881733
0000003193656916116312831337144517722535339946557087881700
00000033847381013121712961366149619972849363554397952881700
1862 1C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333705990132115051547164518172573361643986966977633
33333332378001100138215191579170220692920387652547902977633
00000032378001100138215191579170220692920387652547902977600
00000034718951210144315331612175923213268413761108839977600
1862 1C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333334236208569901021109212191790259732125277758633
333333314348869890010001044113414092059280239006046758633
000000314348869890010001044113414092059280239006046758600
000000328355477794510101068117615992328300745886816758600
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