1889 1C, BN N1BN Certification #28125655, PCGS #2172

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1889 Indian Cent is fairly common and has one of the higher mintages in the circulation strike series. In circulated grades up to about MS63 it is fairly common for the most part. With the exception of examples displaying full red surfaces, as they are scarce in any condition with the red designation. Examples in MS64 to MS65 are scarce overall and probably somewhere around 1,000 examples exist within those two grades. In MS66 condition they are really difficult to obtain, as there are few examples known. Possibly less than a few dozen or so exist in MS66 condition.    

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
48866025
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
430
Pop Lower
0
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 4000 R-4.2 13 / 55 TIE 13 / 55 TIE
All Grades 150 R-7.5 18 / 55 TIE 18 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 10 / 55 TIE 10 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade