1887 1C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

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PCGS MS65+RB

PCGS MS65+RB

PCGS MS65+RB

PCGS MS65+RB

PCGS #:
2158
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
45,223,523
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 500 R-6.0 8 / 55 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 8 / 55 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 7 / 55 TIE 7 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 55 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

The 1887 Indian Head Cent is common in all grades, though it is difficult to find any examples above MS-65, especially in Brown or Red-Brown formats. The most frequently-seen grade is MS-64. Full Red examples are scarce, but not rare, and here the collector has an opportunity to find a full Red MS-66 or MS-67. However, be aware that PCGS has certified only 2 MS-67s in full Red (as of November 2011), and just over a dozen in MS-66 Red.