Bill Jones small cents





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: CENTS - INDIAN HEAD
Item Description: 1C 1860
Full Grade: NGC MS 64
Owner: BillJones

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Bill Jones' Type Set   Score: 982
Bill Jones' Type Set Excluding Modern Issues   Score: 982
Bill Jones' Basic Type set   Score: 982
Biill Jones Basic Type set with out gold   Score: 982
Bill Jones small cents   Score: 982
A survey of 19th century business strike coin   Score: 982
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

In 1860 the mint decided for reasons that have never been explained to replace the laurel wreath that had appeared in the 1859 Indian cent with an oak wreath that had the addition of a small Union shield at the top. Perhaps the Union shield and the oak wreath, which symbolized strength, were added to rally support for the nation which was headed toward a bloody civil war, but that is only speculation on my part. In other respects the coin remained in the same in size, weight and composition.

The present coin has strong luster and well defined details which are only marred by a couple of marks on the obverse. It is nice example of the MS-64 grade.

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