1886 1C Variety 2, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

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VARIETY COMPARISON

VARIETY COMPARISON

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
92155
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
17,650,000
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 350 R-6.3 6 / 55 6 / 55
60 or Better 350 R-6.3 6 / 55 6 / 55
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 7 / 55 TIE 7 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 350
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-6.3
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 55
60 or Better 6 / 55
65 or Better 7 / 55 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 55
60 or Better 6 / 55
65 or Better 7 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
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.