1883 1C, RD MS64RD Certification #05799429, PCGS #2147

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Thanks to a large mintage, the 1883 Indian Head Cent is a very common coin.  The population profile matches that of the 1882 Cent almost identically, across all colors designations and all grades.

MS64 seems to be the most frequently-seen grade, whether the coin is Brown, Red-Brown or Red.  Most certified examples are Red and Brown followed by Brown (it is not always cost-effective to have most Brown Indian Head Cents certified).  Red examples are the least plentiful, but adequate quantities exist in grades MS-63 to MS-65 to satisfy collector demand.  In Red, the 1883 Indian Head Cent can be found in grades all the way up to, and including, MS67.

Collectors should seek 1883 Indian Head Cents with as much original red color and bright luster as possible, and those with the fewest carbon spots.  If cost is an object, look for Brown examples with smooth, glossy surfaces; they represent excellent values.

PCGS #
2147
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
45591500
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
109
Pop Lower
15
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 31 / 55 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
All Grades 400 R-6.2 31 / 55 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 170 R-7.3 32 / 55 32 / 55
65 or Better 400
All Grades 400
60 or Better 170
65 or Better R-6.2
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-7.3
65 or Better 31 / 55 TIE
All Grades 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 32 / 55
65 or Better 31 / 55 TIE
All Grades 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 32 / 55

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+RD PCGS grade MS67+RD PCGS grade
1 MS67+RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
	MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
MS67+RD PCGS grade #1 MS67+RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67+RD PCGS grade
 
	MS67RD PCGS grade 
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
MS67RD PCGS grade #1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade