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Obverse of 1862 One Cent     Reverse of 1862 One Cent


1862 ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2064, 2259

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 28,075,000
Proofs: est. 550

Designer: James B. Longacre

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 88%
Nickel - 12%

Weight: 72 grains (4.67 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the bow of the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-66's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof 67.  Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1198, "Starr", illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6648, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Offered by North American Certified Trading in the October 22, 2001 issue of Coin World for $3,675.00

PCGS Proof 65.  Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001:1088, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "A beautiful example with flawless surfaces and moderate mirrors. This is the "type" date in the copper-nickel Indian Cent series. Usually available much more often than any other date from 1860 to 1864, even though the mintage of 550 is not substantially higher. This issue is found much better than 1860 and 1861. In addition to higher quality standards at the Mint, there was a substantial hoard of approximately 200 coins, which came to light many years ago.", $2,530.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1408

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7614, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00 

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 152, plated, sold for $833.75

NGC Proof 64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4019, not illustrated, sold for $1,006.25

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5918, not plated, sold for $1,380.00

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1131, sold for $3,910.00

Proof-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5102, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 186, illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 109, plated, sold for $2,415.00  Purchased privately from Dan Brown on January 6, 1969

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1199, not illustrated, sold for $391.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister"

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service