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1905 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS67RD

PCGS MS67RD

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PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS #:
2222
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
80,717,011
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 1,000 R-5.0 44 / 55 TIE 44 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 44 / 55 TIE 44 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 350 R-6.3 40 / 55 TIE 40 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 1,000
65 or Better 350
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-6.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 44 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 44 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 55 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 44 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 44 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4132, $19,975

3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
10 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4132, $19,975

#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#10 MS66+RD PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1905 Indian Head Cent is a very common coin and it is generally available in just about any condition a collector might want. Thousands are available in Mint State, but there are other dates that are even more common. The most plentiful color format is Red-Brown but this is because Brown examples are not worth having graded in most cases. On the other hand, Red examples are twice as rare (or less common) as Red-Brown examples, but they tend to come nicer. As common as this date is, there are very few Superb examples, most of which are full red.

When choosing examples of this date for your collection, choose examples that have smooth (rather than pebbly) surfaces and look for fully struck details, Fortunately, this date is inexpensive in most grades, so collectors can wait for just the right coin.