1882 1C, RD MS66RD

CERTIFICATION#: 05063369
PCGS#: 2144

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1882 Indian Head Cent is a very common coin in all grades, up to (and including) MS65.  MS66 examples are scarce, and the finest examples certified by PCGS are a pair of MS67s.  The typical 1882 Cent is well-struck, but some examples display surface granularity that develops as the dies wear.  Luster is good and the original color appears to be full red or an orange-red.

Brown examples are plentiful, though the PCGS Population Report shows a smaller number than in the Red-Brown or Red categories.  This is because certification adds little value to Brown examples. 

Likewise, Red-Brown examples are also plentiful, with the bulk of the population falling into the MS64 category.

Red examples are more scarce than Red-Brown examples, but collectors still have access to a fairly good supply of 1882 Cents in MS64RD and MS65RD.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 38,578,000 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 400 R-6.2 31 / 55 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 31 / 55 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 180 R-7.2 33 / 55 TIE 33 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
3 MS66RD PCGS grade
3 MS66RD PCGS grade
3 MS66RD PCGS grade