1897 INDIAN HEAD CENT
PCGS Nos: 2196, 2197, 2198,
2378, 2379, 2380, 92198
Circulation strikes: 50,464,392
Designer: James B.
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia) below the bow of the wreath on the reverse
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-64BN's.
The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 17
The finest Uncirculated Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67RD.
The finest Uncirculated "1 in Neck" Brown example graded by PCGS
is a single MS-64BN.
The finest Uncirculated "1 in Neck" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS
is a single MS-64RB.
The finest Uncirculated "1 in Neck" Red example graded by PCGS
is a single MS-63RD.
The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66BN's.
The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68RB.
The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-67RD's.
The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-68.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.
PCGS graded Proof 67 Red. Ira &
Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I",
February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1144, illustrated, where it was described as
follows: "…This is one of the most spectacular Proof Indian Cents you'll
ever see. It has ultra deep mirrors and bright frosted devices. The fields
have heavy "orange peel" which gives the impression that this could be one
of the first examples struck off these dies. If one were to pick the top
quality coin from this collection, this would probably your choice.",
PCGS Proof-66 Red and
Brown. Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family
Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001:268, $633.00
Proof-64 Brown. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17,
2000, Lot 5130, not illustrated, sold for $195.50
Superb Gem Brilliant Proof.
Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 167, sold for
Choice Brilliant Proof. Ex
- Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 162, not
plated, sold for $161.00
PCGS MS-65, Red.
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s
"Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1309,
illustrated, sold for $920.00 From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of
Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister
NGC MS-65 Brown. Ex - Bowers & Merena
Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", 06/2001, Lot 168, "FS-011.5, Misplaced
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service