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1876 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2124, 2125, 2126, 2315, 2316, 2317

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,944,000
Proofs: est. 1,150

Designer: James B. Longacre

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%

Weight: 3.11 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the bow of the wreath on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 36 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67RD.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-64BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-66RB's.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 9 PR-66RD's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

Recent appearances:
PCGS graded Proof 65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1113, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…A beautiful deep mirror cameo gem. This is an outstanding coin for the issue, with fields that are nearly flawless and as deep as ever seen. An early die state example. This example is perhaps undergraded especially in light of the fact that the typical example has mirrors much less reflective than those found on the present example. The reverse die is the same die used to strike Proofs from 1872, 1873 and 1874 as well as a few 1875's. It was lightly polished this year, removing some of the light die polish marks seen on earlier issues.", sold for $3,220.00

NGC Proof-65 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 39, sold for $1,495.00

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 216, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

NGC Proof-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1194, sold for $391.00

Brilliant Proof 63, Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4061, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7562, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 215, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1263, illustrated sold for $4,600.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1195, unsold

ANACS MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7561, not illustrated, sold for $529.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 257, illustrated, sold for $920.00

NGC MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6617, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

ANACS MS-64 Red-Brown.  American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 206, illustrated, sold for $483.00

MS-64 Red and Brown.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5088, not illustrated, sold for $2,760.00

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7560, not illustrated, sold for $293.25

MS-63 Red Questionable Color.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6663, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

MS-63, Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4062, not illustrated, sold for $172.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated Red and Brown.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 131, sold for $805.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service