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1893 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2184, 2185, 2186, 2366, 2367, 2368

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 46,640,000
Proofs: 2,195

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 example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67BN.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples are 20 MS-66RD's.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 17 PR-65RB's.

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS graded Proof 66 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1139, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…A stunning deep mirror cameo gem. This coin is an outstanding example of this date and one of the finest known. Only 4 are graded by PCGS with one higher. A small Mint caused planchet lamination above the first feathertip is all that keeps this coin from a PR67RD grade.", sold for $3,507.00

PCGS Proof 66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4084, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7418, illustrated, sold for $391.00

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 52 sold for $402.50

Proof-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5125, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 161, sold for $172.50

Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 162, sold for $97.75

NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 261, illustrated, sold for $604.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1300, not illustrated, sold for $862.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 53, unsold

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7588, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 262, not illustrated, sold for $604.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 263, not illustrated, sold for $862.00

"MS-65 Red"
.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 59, illustrated, sold for $632.50

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 128, "Feather points between CA", plated, sold for $5,060.00  Ex Mayflower's sale of February 26, 1966, lot 405

NGC MS-65, Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1301, not illustrated, sold for $132.00

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6635, not illustrated, sold for $103.50

NGC MS-64 Red.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 233, "Repunched 893, Snow-2, FND-002, Rarity-5", illustrated, sold for $356.50

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