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1882 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2142, 2143, 2144, 2333, 2334, 2335

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 38,578,000
Proofs: 3,100

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-66BN.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 48 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67RD's.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-67BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67RB's.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-67RD's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-67 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6203, plated, sold for $1,150.00  From the Alex Highland Collection

Proof-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1213, sold for $920.00

PCGS Proof 66, Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1274, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

PCGS graded Proof 65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1120, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Essentially flawless, possibly nicer than the grade implies. The mirrors are moderately deep on the obverse and a bit more muted on the reverse, perhaps the reason this did not grade higher.", sold for $1,782.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 145, sold for $575.00

PCGS Proof 64, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4076, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

Proof-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5112, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 147, not plated, sold for $63.25

PCGS MS-66 Red.  American Numismatic Rarities 07/2003:258,  $1,610.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6627, not illustrated, sold for $1,121.25

MS-65, Red.  Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1275, not illustrated, sold for $287.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001:7571, not illustrated, sold for $546.25

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7572, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7573, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 235, not illustrated, sold for $138.00

PCGS MS-64, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1276, illustrated, sold for $460.00 From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister"

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  American Numismatic Rarities 07/2003:213, "Repunched Date, Snow-1, FND-001, Rarity-5", $414.00

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