1887 1C, RB MS65RB Certification #06598624, PCGS #2158

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

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.

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
45223523
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
7
Pop Lower
497
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 8 / 55 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 8 / 55 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 7 / 55 TIE 7 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade