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1905 INDIAN HEAD CENT

PCGS Nos: 2220, 2221, 2222, 2402, 2403, 2404

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 80,717,011
Proofs: 2,152

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

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-67 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 287, illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 57, sold for $287.50

PCGS Proof-63 Red and Brown.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 180, sold for $207.00

Proof-61 Red and Brown, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5135, not illustrated, sold for $86.25 

PCGS MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 58, sold for $207.00

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1323, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1324, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

NGC MS-65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4095, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

MS-65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4096, not illustrated, sold for $126.50

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7604, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

ANACS MS-65 Red-Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 246, "Repunched 9, Snow-8, Rarity-unassigned", illustrated, sold for $207.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 195, not plated, sold for $115.00

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

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 30 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 26 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 6 PR-66RB's.

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

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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