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1901 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2208, 2209, 2210, 2390, 2391, 2392

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 79,609,158
Proofs: 1,985

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof 66, Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4091, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

PCGS graded Proof 65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1148, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…A beautiful deep mirror example. The obverse is high end for the grade, while the reverse could qualify for a PR67RD grade. Overall, possibly too nice for the grade assigned.", sold for $1,150.00

Proof-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5134, not illustrated, sold for $598.00

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 280, not illustrated, sold for $431.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 174, sold for $632.50

PCGS Proof-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6204, not plated, not sold   From the Alex Highland Collection

Proof-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1419

NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1229, sold for $391.00

MS-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 169, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1315, 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-64 Red-Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 242, "Repunched 1, Snow-1, Rarity-unassigned", illustrated, sold for $115.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 194, not plated, sold for $63.25

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-65BN's.

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

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67RD's.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-67RB's.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-67RD's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-66's.

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