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1892 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2181, 2182, 2183, 2363, 2364, 2365

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 37,647,087
Proofs: 2,745

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 examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-64BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 6 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 2 PR-65BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-66RB's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-65.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof 66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", 02/2001:1298, $333.00

PCGS Proof 65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1138, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…This coin exhibits deep mirrors with very few impairments. A light finger smudge above the feathertips may have caused this coin from garnering a higher grade. This is a relatively common date.", sold for $1,092.00

NGC Proof-65 Red.  Heritage 10/2000:7412, $747.50

NGC Proof-65 Red.  Heritage 05/2001:7643, $747.50

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1225 sold for $517.50

Choice Brilliant Proof Red.  Stack's 09/2000:159, $373.75

Proof-63 Brown, Corroded.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000:5124, $80.50

Brilliant Proof.  Stack's 09/2000, Lot 160, $218.50

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 256, not illustrated, sold for $483.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 257, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 258, not illustrated, sold for $483.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1358, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

PCGS MS-64, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1299, not illustrated, sold for $661.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

ANACS MS-63 Red-Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 232, "The Snow and Steve-Flynn Plate Coin, 1892 Repunched 189, Doubled Die Reverse, Snow-1, FND-001, FS1-010.9, 1-R-II, Rarity-6", illustrated, sold for $345.00

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