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1908 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2229, 2230, 2231, 2411, 2412, 2413

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 32,326,367
Proofs: 
1,620

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:
Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 185, sold for $488.75

Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5138, not illustrated, sold for $115.00

NGC Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 290, not illustrated, sold for $862.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 198, not plated, sold for $103.50

MS-67, Red - Superb!  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4100, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1232, sold for $977.50

NGC MS-65, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1329, not illustrated, sold for $172.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7607, not illustrated, sold for $258.75

PCGS MS-64, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1330, not illustrated, sold for $63.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

MS-64, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4101, not illustrated, sold for $115.00

ANACS MS-63 Red-Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 249, "Repunched 9, Snow-1, Rarity-unassigned", illustrated, sold for $69.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

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

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 34 MS-66RD's.

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

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-66RB's.

The finest Proof Red example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67RD.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-65.

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