1887 1C, RD MS66RD

PCGS#: 2159

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1887 Indian Head Cent is common in all grades, though it is difficult to find any examples above MS-65, especially in Brown or Red-Brown formats.  The most frequently-seen grade is MS-64.  Full Red examples are scarce, but not rare, and here the collector has an opportunity to find a full Red MS-66 or MS-67.  However, be aware that PCGS has certified only 2 MS-67s in full Red (as of November 2011), and just over a dozen in MS-66 Red.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 45,223,523 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 325 R-6.3 28 / 55 TIE 28 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 325 R-6.3 28 / 55 TIE 28 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 140 R-7.6 29 / 55 29 / 55

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
4 MS66RD PCGS grade  
4 MS66RD PCGS grade