1887 1C, RD MS65RD Certification #25790250, PCGS #2159

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.

PCGS #
2159
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
45223523
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
42
Pop Lower
103
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 325 R-6.3 28 / 55 TIE 28 / 55 TIE
All Grades 325 R-6.3 28 / 55 TIE 28 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 140 R-7.6 29 / 55 29 / 55
65 or Better 325
All Grades 325
60 or Better 140
65 or Better R-6.3
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-7.6
65 or Better 28 / 55 TIE
All Grades 28 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 55
65 or Better 28 / 55 TIE
All Grades 28 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 55

Condition Census Learn More

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

Heritage 7/2008:1534, $51,750 - Heritage 4/2009:2085, $34,500 - Castle Collection - Heritage 8/2019:3685, $31,200

2 MS67RD PCGS grade
2 MS67RD PCGS grade
4 MS66+RD PCGS grade MS66+RD PCGS grade
4 MS66+RD PCGS grade
MS67+RD PCGS grade #1 MS67+RD PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:1534, $51,750 - Heritage 4/2009:2085, $34,500 - Castle Collection - Heritage 8/2019:3685, $31,200

#2 MS67RD PCGS grade
#2 MS67RD PCGS grade
MS66+RD PCGS grade #4 MS66+RD PCGS grade
#4 MS66+RD PCGS grade