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

1888 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN
PCGS #:
2166
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
37,489,832
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$4,600 • GEM BU • 1-12-1999 • Stack's
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 31 / 55 TIE 31 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 33 / 55 TIE 33 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 10 / 55 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 Multiple (6) PCGS MS65BNs  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 Multiple (6) PCGS MS65BNs  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1888 Indian Cent is a common date in the Indian Head Cent series. There are still well over 1,000 examples that exist in circulated condition. It becomes scarce at about MS65 grade or higher. Anything grading MS66 or better is very scarce to rare.