1870 1c PCGS MS65 RB (Pick-Axe, FS-303)

Finest Known for Variety

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Item sold in auction: Internet Auction #917.
Closed On: Sunday, July 17, 2016 8:07 PM.
For: $2,250.

1870 1c PCGS MS65 RB (Pick-Axe, FS-303)

DLRC #: 976193 // PCGS #: 2098

A rare variety of this key date in the Indian cent series, the "Pick Axe" is formed from die damage around the designer's (James Longacre) "L" initial at the end of the ribbon of the Indian. A pretty gem with lovely surfaces, the Pick Axe is a glaring admission from the latest edition of the Cherrypicker's Guide, but is noted in earlier editions.

  • 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
1870 1c PCGS MS65 RB $1,725.00 05/01/2017
1870 1c PCGS MS65 RB (DDR, FS-801, FS-008.7) $1,353.00 09/19/2016
1870 1c NGC MS65 RB $1,000.00 06/12/2006
1870 1c NGC MS65 RB $1,020.00 07/18/2005
1870 1c PCGS MS65 RB $1,150.00 04/04/2005