1882 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
2142
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
38,578,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 13 / 55 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 18 / 55 TIE 18 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 45 R-8.6 51 / 55 51 / 55
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 150
65 or Better 45
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better R-8.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 51 / 55
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 51 / 55

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
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.