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SERIES: Indian Cents 1859-1909
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1887 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD
PCGS #:
2159
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
45,223,523
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$51,750 • PCGS MS67 • 7-1-2008 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 325 R-6.3 28 / 55 TIE 28 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 325 R-6.3 28 / 55 TIE 28 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 140 R-7.6 29 / 55 29 / 55
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade  
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade  
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade  
3 MS66+RD PCGS grade  
7 MS66RD PCGS grade  
7 MS66RD PCGS grade  
7 MS66RD PCGS grade  
7 MS66RD PCGS grade  

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.