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1887 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS67+RD

PCGS MS67+RD

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PCGS MS67RD

PCGS MS67RD

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS #:
2159
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 325 R-6.3 28 / 55 TIE 28 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 325 R-6.3 28 / 55 TIE 28 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 140 R-7.6 29 / 55 29 / 55
Survival Estimate
All Grades 325
60 or Better 325
65 or Better 140
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-6.3
65 or Better R-7.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 28 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 55
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 28 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 55

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
7 MS66RD PCGS grade
7 MS66RD PCGS grade
7 MS66RD PCGS grade
7 MS66RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#7 MS66RD PCGS grade
#7 MS66RD PCGS grade
#7 MS66RD PCGS grade
#7 MS66RD 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.