Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 28,075,000
Catalog: KM-90
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 4.6700g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1862 1C MS obverse 1862 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The coinage of cents rose in 1862 from the previous year's total, because uncertainty over the outcome of the Civil War and the value of paper money prompted their hoarding. In an attempt to counter the rapid depletion of cents in circulation, the Philadelphia Mint stepped up production. The new coins were hoarded just as readily as the old ones, and this had led to a high survival rate for Mint State 1862 cents.

Walter Breen reported the use of 197 obverse dies and 396 reverse dies for 1862 cents. Surprisingly, this high number resulted in very few varieties. The doubled-die reverse listed at left is the most desirable of these.

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Last Updated: 5/9/2016

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1862 1C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1941
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 33 $126.50
9/2/2007 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2416, 2416/Lot# 1022 $134.40
6/14/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 343 $718.75
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7103 $149.50
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 9243 $230.00
7/12/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7140 $948.75
12/16/2012 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 89108 $30.00
12/17/2013 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1026 $3,276.00
8/24/2014 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 777 $1,606.00


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