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

1878 1C, BN (Proof)

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PCGS PR67BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN
PCGS #:
2321
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
2,350
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$1,380 • PCGS PR65 • 2-26-2008 • Stack's
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1 PR67BN PCGS grade

Larry Shepherd Collection

2 PR66BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67BN PCGS grade

Larry Shepherd Collection

2 PR66BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade  
3 PR65BN PCGS grade  
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Ron Guth: 1878 saw a doubling of the Proof mintage from the previous year, indicating a significant increase on collector demand.  This was the beginning of a rise in Proof Cent sales that peaked in 1886.  As such, the 1878 is a fairly common coin in Proof condition, especially in PR63 and PR64.  Surprisingly, the PCGS Population Report shows only slightly more 1878 Proofs than 1877 Proofs, and we all know the huge price differential between the two. 

Red-Brown seems to be the most common format, trailed by Red, then Brown, then Cameo.  No Deep Cameo examples have been identified yet.