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1880 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2136, 2137, 2138, 2327, 2328, 2329

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 38,961,000
Proofs: 3,955

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 31 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 4 PR-65BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68RB.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 10 PR-67RD's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRCA-65's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS graded Proof 67 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1118, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Another beautiful gem proof with moderately deep mirrors and nearly perfect surfaces. A common date in the proof series, if in fact any date can truly be called "common". The two 8's in the date show some punch breakage. The digit punches used this year show broken or partially missing elements to varying degrees. Many different dies were effected.", sold for $5,060.00

Superb Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 140, sold for $1,006.25

PCGS Proof-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1412

PCGS Proof-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7634, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

NGC Proof 65, Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4072, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6665, not illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7633, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 227, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 127, "Feather Points between IC", plated, sold for $373.75  Ex Bowers and Merena's sale of September 14, 1988, lot 13

PCGS Proof-64 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 46, sold for $264.50

PCGS Proof 64, Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4073, not illustrated, sold for $218.50

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 142, not plated, sold for $184.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 141, sold for $126.50

NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6625, not illustrated, sold for $276.00

Superb Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 143, not plated, sold for $195.50 "Broken 8's over regular 8's, '80' below '18' as in Snow-4, but '0' wholly intact on this specimen." 

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1271, illustrated, sold for $552.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

ANACS MS-65 Red.  American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” 07/2003:211, "Doubled Die Obverse, Misaligned Reverse Clash Marks, Snow-1, FND-001, FS1-009.41, 1-O-II, Rarity-7", $3,220.00

PCGS MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6198, not plated, sold for $230.00   From the Alex Highland Collection

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 228, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 144, not plated, sold for $80.50

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