1883 1C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

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PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
2146
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
45,591,500
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 675 R-5.6 25 / 55 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 675 R-5.6 25 / 55 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 19 / 55 TIE 19 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 675
60 or Better 675
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-5.6
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 55 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB estimated grade
3 MS65RB PCGS grade
3 MS65RB PCGS grade
3 MS65RB PCGS grade
3 MS65RB PCGS grade
3 MS65RB PCGS grade
3 MS65RB PCGS grade
3 MS65RB PCGS grade
3 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB estimated grade
#3 MS65RB PCGS grade
#3 MS65RB PCGS grade
#3 MS65RB PCGS grade
#3 MS65RB PCGS grade
#3 MS65RB PCGS grade
#3 MS65RB PCGS grade
#3 MS65RB PCGS grade
#3 MS65RB PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Thanks to a large mintage, the 1883 Indian Head Cent is a very common coin. The population profile matches that of the 1882 Cent almost identically, across all colors designations and all grades.

MS64 seems to be the most frequently-seen grade, whether the coin is Brown, Red-Brown or Red. Most certified examples are Red and Brown followed by Brown (it is not always cost-effective to have most Brown Indian Head Cents certified). Red examples are the least plentiful, but adequate quantities exist in grades MS-63 to MS-65 to satisfy collector demand. In Red, the 1883 Indian Head Cent can be found in grades all the way up to, and including, MS67.

Collectors should seek 1883 Indian Head Cents with as much original red color and bright luster as possible, and those with the fewest carbon spots. If cost is an object, look for Brown examples with smooth, glossy surfaces; they represent excellent values.