1889 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
2172
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
48,866,025
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 10 R-9.5 10 / 55 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 150
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 55 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
7 MS64BN PCGS grade
7 MS64BN PCGS grade
7 MS64BN PCGS grade
7 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#7 MS64BN PCGS grade
#7 MS64BN PCGS grade
#7 MS64BN PCGS grade
#7 MS64BN PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1889 Indian Cent is fairly common and has one of the higher mintages in the circulation strike series. In circulated grades up to about MS63 it is fairly common for the most part. With the exception of examples displaying full red surfaces, as they are scarce in any condition with the red designation. Examples in MS64 to MS65 are scarce overall and probably somewhere around 1,000 examples exist within those two grades. In MS66 condition they are really difficult to obtain, as there are few examples known. Possibly less than a few dozen or so exist in MS66 condition.