1865 1C, RD PR 65 RD
|Type:||Type 3, Bronze|
|Category:||Indian Cent (1859-1909)|
|Grade:||PR 65 RD|
The Indian Cent series started in 1859 and continued thru the Civil War and until the Lincoln cent arrived in 1909. The earliest issues are all rare as proofs, especially the Civil War issues. The Mint only began marketing proofs to collectors in 1858, and the initial collector interest was limited so the amounts minted and sold were relatively small. For most years, only a few hundred proofs were struck. Also, because copper is relatively fragile, survival rates are low, especially in Gem condition. Gem proof Indian cents are a classic United States type coin, and all dates are quite rare in Full Mint Red Gem condition. For the 1865, in 36 years, PCGS has just graded three examples PR65 Red, with just one example graded higher…that’s only one Gem graded every ten years or so! This beauty has deep mirror surfaces and gorgeous Mint Red color! One of the finest known!