1872 1c PCGS MS66 RD

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1872 1c PCGS MS66 RD

DLRC #: 1978175 // PCGS #: 2105

The 1872 cent has long been considered a key date in the series. A mint state coin with red surfaces is especially elusive and desirable. Struck in similar quantities to the 1871, it is the second toughest date in the series, behind the 1877. The planchets that were used to produce the date were very inconsitent in quality and as a result, many of the coins are streaky due to the uneven alloy mixes or were struck very poorly through machine oil. This example is certainly th eexception due to the frosty, pink mirrors and absolutely outstanding strike and luster. A superb example for any registry set, it is tied with one other example as the finest graded by PCGS.

  • Category Small Cents
  • Series Indian Cents
  • Type Indian Head, Shield Reverse (Bronze)
  • Years for Type 1864-1909
  • Strike Business
  • Denomination Cent
  • Mint Location Philadelphia
  • Designer James B. Longacre
  • Composition 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin
  • Weight 3.11g
  • Edge Type Plain
Title Price Realized Date Sold
1872 1c PCGS/CAC MS65 RD (Eagle Eye Photo Seal) $16,750.00 02/05/2018