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1899 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2202, 2203, 2204, 2384, 2385, 2386

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 53,598,000
Proofs: 2,031

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 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7648, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS graded Proof 65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1146, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…An attractive example with fairly deep mirrors. One of the more common dates in gem full red.", sold for $1,092.00

Proof-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5133, not illustrated, sold for $126.50

Superb Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 171, sold for $1,725.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 163, not plated, sold for $149.50

Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 172 @$97.75

NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 273, illustrated, sold for $977.00

NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 55, unsold

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 259, 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 1311, not illustrated, sold for $391.00 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 "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7596, not illustrated, sold for $172.50

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7597, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

NGC MS-65 Brown, Struck 35% Off-CenterEx – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 600, "Snow-1", illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown example graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-68RD's.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66BN's.

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

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 11 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

 
 

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