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.

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
45223523
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
35
Pop Lower
103
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade