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SERIES: Indian Cents 1859-1909
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1871 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN
PCGS #:
2100
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
3,929,500
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$2,415 • NGC MS66 • 4-25-2006 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Numismatic
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
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All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 48 / 55 TIE 48 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 33 / 55 TIE 33 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 31 / 55 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
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Jaime Hernandez: The 1871 Indian Cent is one of the lowest mintage issues of the series. In fact, from 1859 - 1876 it is the lowest mintage coin in the Indian Cent series. What's even worse is that during the early 1870's the Mint was melting a lot of previously issued cents, including many 1871 cents. Making the coin become scarcer.

A semi key date to the series with possibly about 5,000 examples in existence in all grades combined. In Uncirculated grades they become even scarcer with only a couple of hundred examples known to exist.