1895 1C, RB MS64RB Certification #14855936, PCGS #2191

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1895 Indian Head Cent is very common in all grades, including Mint State, where hundreds of certified examples are available in either Brown, Red-Brown, or Red.  The typical, certified Mint State example rates MS64, though there are also hundreds in MS65.  Because Red examples are so prevalent (and therefore affordable), collectors should put their money there.  Nonetheless, the usual rules for Indian Head Cents apply -- look for strong strikes, early die states (non-grainy surfaces), and spot-free surfaces.

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
38341474
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
70
Pop Lower
207
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 17 / 55 TIE 17 / 55 TIE
All Grades 600 R-5.8 17 / 55 TIE 17 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 12 / 55 TIE 12 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

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