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1894 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2187, 2188, 2189, 2369, 2370, 2371, 92187, 92188, 92189

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,749,500
Proofs: 2,632

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 are 3 MS-65BN's.  The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-65RB's.  The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 21 MS-66RD's.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Date" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64BN.  The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Date" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.  The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Date" Red examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-65RD's.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65BN's.  The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 16 PR-65RB's.  The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 9 PR-66RD's. The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66 Red and Brown. Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7424, illustrated, sold for $402.50

NGC Proof-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 265, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS graded Proof 65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1140, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…This example exhibits an attractive golden color with moderate mirror. A few light ticks and Mint caused planchet marks are present but do not appreciably detract from the look of the coin.", sold for $2,185.00

PCGS Proof 64, Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4085, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

PCGS Proof-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 266, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 163, sold for $253.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 157, not plated, sold for $115.00

NGC MS-67, Red - Superb!   Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4086, illustrated, not sold

PCGS graded MS-66 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1141, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Doubled date. Snow-1…An outstanding coin with superb surfaces and full strike. This is a real treasure. As a representative of just the 1894 issue, it ranks as one of the finest known. The odds that it is also the scarce and popular Snow-1 are nearly inconceivable! What a treat it is to see such a wonderful example.

Needless to say, this is the finest known example of this very popular repunched date. This is certainly the top repunched date in the Indian Cent series. The date on this variety is strongly repunched to the northeast. Only a few repunched date are collected as part of the regular date set, the 1867/67 Snow-1, 1869-69 Snow-3 and the 1894/1894 Snow-1. PCGS presently labels only this one and the 1867.", sold for $29,900.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5912, not plated, sold for $4,945.00

NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7590, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6200, "Doubled Date, Snow-1", plated, sold for $10,637.50  From the Alex Highland Collection

PCGS MS-64, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1303, not illustrated, sold for $460.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

NGC MS-64, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4087, "Boldly Recut 94.", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64, Red and Brown - Doubled Date.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1304, "Snow-1, FS1-011, Rarity-5", illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5435, "Doubled Date", plated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1226, "Doubled Date", sold for $1,840.00

MS-63, Red and Brown - Double Date.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1305, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

NGC MS-61 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1227, "Doubled date, FS-11", sold for $483.00

1894/1894, Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 158, "Snow-1", plated, sold for $575.00

Brilliant Uncirculated, Red.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 163, not plated, sold for $69.00

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