Coins Certified as of 1/18

My Coin #11399648

1886 1C Variety 2, RD MS64RD

PCGS#: 92156

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1886 Indian Head Cent is a very common coin in most grades, but collectors have the opportunity to choose between two major varieties.  On Variety 1, the lowest feather of the Indian's headdress points to the IC of AMERICA.  On Variety 2, the same feather points to the CA of AMERICA.  Variety 1 is slightly more common than Variety 2, but not by much.  The same is true of all of the designations: Brown, Red-Brown, and Red.  In terms of Mint State grades, both varieties can be found with relative ease in grades up to MS-64.  The Red-Brown designation is the most dominant one for both varieties.  Red examples appear to be roughly five times more rare then Red-Browns.  The best examples certified by PCGS top out at MS66RD.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 17,650,000 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 80 R-8.2 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 1 / 55 TIE 1 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RD PCGS grade

MarkBen Collection

1 MS66RD PCGS grade  

Heritage 8/12/2015:3941, $35250

1 MS66RD PCGS grade  
1 MS66RD PCGS grade  
5 MS65+RD PCGS grade