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1898 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2199, 2200, 2201, 2381, 2382, 2383

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 49,281,284
Proofs: 1,795

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-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-67RD's.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65BN's.

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

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 8 PR-67RD's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

Recent appearances:
PCGS graded Proof 67 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1145, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Another unbelievable ultra-extraordinary gem proof Indian Cent. This beauty has deep, deep mirrors with orange peel fields and bright frosty devices. Only a small planchet flake above the 5th feathertip keeps this coin from perfection. Coins with this type of eye appeal are very, very rare and always in high demand. Expect spirited bidding for this one.", sold for $5,060.00

Proof-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5132, not illustrated, sold for $333.50

NGC Proof-66 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 270, not illustrated, sold for $719.00

NGC Proof-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 276, not illustrated, sold for $661.00

Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5131, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 168 @$862.50

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 169 @$97.75

NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 271, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1310, not illustrated, sold for $443.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6638, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 274, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Goldbergs 05/2001:275, $265.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's 09/2000:170, $143.75

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