Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 39,233,714
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1864 BRONZE 1C MS obverse 1864 BRONZE 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A solution to the hoarding of cents during the Civil War was found by observing the success of commercially issued tokens of copper that circulated freely. On April 22, 1864 Congress authorized a cent of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc to replace the useless copper-nickel cent.

With the coinage of gold and silver at the Philadelphia Mint already quite low, it was an easy matter to direct all of its resources to the mass production of bronze cents. Nearly 40 million were coined before year's end, most of these having the rounded bust tip of 1860-64 copper-nickel cents and lacking the designer's initial L.

Under such pressure, however, there were many die-punching errors both minor and major, as well as the overuse of dies which left them highly eroded. The resulting coins have blurry details and are not eye appealing in any grade. Fortunately, there appears to be a good supply of well struck Mint State examples, too. Enough 1864 bronze cents were preserved either by accident or design that this date is available even with full mint red color.

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1864 BRONZE 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 16.00 25.00 40.00 65.00 85.00 90.00 95.00 105 120 130 150 165 225 380 520 1100 - - -
$ - - - - - - 135 160 175 250 410 575 - -
1864 BRONZE 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 130 150 200 280 365 700 1000 1900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 825 - - -
1864 BRONZE 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 225 270 380 535 1175 2500 7700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 4250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1370
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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7/13/1998 NGC MS 66   Brown Teletrade Auction 1066, 1066/Lot# 1044 $218.00
10/7/2003 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23102, 23102/Lot# 11015 $241.50
6/1/2004 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24062, 24062/Lot# 11051 $178.25
7/25/2005 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 2070, 2070/Lot# 1004 $308.00
1/22/2009 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 325, 331/Lot# 5087 $218.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1045 $747.50
6/3/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54693 $36.50
2/3/2013 PCGS XF 45   Red Brown Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1373 $5,468.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 BRONZE 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2837508916325527230432033635136638148952762091611381683181720502913
31416311419426128330932534135637141750255871999013201728189523380
00000028330932534135637141750255871999013201728189500
000000293315331346361376453514589817106415011772197200
1864 BRONZE 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base375067115201308330366384404420395437539705908127116092268254028373923
4156831442373153423723914094204094715947731029138418292359263931990
0000003423723914094204094715947731029138418292359263900
0000003543783974154204235056508401150149620482449273800
1864 BRONZE 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4559811352373603814234454634774895025978651206183426144565484753227022
5066991692783673954304514684814935346869791415209432644659500558890
0000003954304514684814935346869791415209432644659500500
00000040943845747248549856577610921625235439154753516400
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