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

1892 1C, BN (Proof)

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN
PCGS #:
2363
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
2,745
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$2,128 • PCGS PR66 • 2-23-2005 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
1 PR66BN estimated grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
1 PR66BN PCGS grade  
1 PR66BN estimated grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The Proof 1892 Indian Head Cent has a rather hefty mintage of 2,745, indicating a lot of collector interest at the time.  Most of the examples known today have been well-preserved, thus PR64RB is the grade seen most frequently.  The finish on the 1892 Proofs is brilliant and Cameo examples are a rare exception.  Deep Cameo examples, if they even existed, would be exceedingly rare.

The key to buying Proof 1892 Cents (and any Proof Indian Head Cent) is to seek out coins with good color and problem-free surfaces.  Spotted coins should be avoided or heavily discounted; conversely, coins with full red color or attractive toning deserve big premiums.