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1904 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2217, 2218, 2219, 2399, 2400, 2401

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 61,326,198
Proofs: 1,817

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 and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1231, sold for $690.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 178, sold for $316.25

NGC Proof 64, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1321, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

NGC Proof-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 286, not illustrated, sold for $173.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 179, sold for $299.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 166, not plated, sold for $115.00

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1322,  not illustrated, sold for $552.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

SEGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4094, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7603, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 285, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

NGC MS-65 Red-Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 245, "Repunched 904, Snow-1, Rarity-unassigned", illustrated, sold for $138.00

MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5096, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated Red.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 167, not plated, sold for $51.75

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 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 4 MS-67RD's.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 22 PR-65RB's.

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

The finest Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

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

 
 

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