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1884 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2148, 2149, 2150, 2339, 2340, 2341

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 23,257,800
Proofs: 3,942

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, Pennsylvania) below the bow of the wreath on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 40 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67RD's.

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

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

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 11 PR-67RD's.

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof 67 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 56, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS Proof 67 Red and Brown - Superb!  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4077, illustrated, sold for $977.50

PCGS Proof-67 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7636, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS graded Proof 66 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1123, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Another sparkling beauty, a virtual twin to the 1883 just offered. Nearly flawless surfaces with deep mirrors although not quite cameo status. This is considered a common date and is one of the more available dates in this grade.", sold for $2,875.00

ICG Proof-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7637, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1216, sold for $402.50

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1217, sold for $379.50

PCGS Proof-64 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 239, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 148, sold for $149.50

NGC MS-66, Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4078, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6628, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

NGC MS-65, Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1281, not illustrated, sold for $241.00

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 50, sold for $356.50

MS-64, Red and Brown - probably cleaned.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1282, not illustrated, sold for $86.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 150, not plated, sold for $460.00

NGC MS-63 Red.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 217, "Misplaced Digits, Snow-1, FS1-009.48, Rarity-unassigned", illustrated, sold for $506.00

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