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1887 Indian Head Cent PCGS PR64 Old Green Holder

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1887 Indian Head Cent PCGS PR64 Old Green Holder

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Why does this 1887 Indian Head Cent Proof coin belong in your collection?

The Indian Head Cent was the U.S. Mint's second small cent series, produced from 1859 until it was replaced by the long-running Lincoln Cent series in 1909. Designs for the series were created by sculptor James B. Longacre, who served as the Mint's fourth Chief Engraver from 1844-1869.

  • This 1887 Indian Head Cent Proof coin is a product of the Philadelphia Mint.
  • The coin is crafted from a bronze alloy containing 95% copper and 5% a tin/zinc.
  • The proof coin is encapsulated in an Old Green PCGS Holder.
  • In 1887, a total of 45,226,483 Indian Head Cents were minted for circulation, while merely 2,960 proof coins were struck.

Design of the Iconic Indian Head Cent

Obverse: The obverse features a portrait of Lady Liberty in a left facing pose. As an homage to the country's Native American nations, Liberty's head is adorned with a magnificent feathered headdress. Inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "1887."

Reverse: The coin's "ONE CENT" denomination is centered on the reverse, surrounded by an oak leaf wreath, with a striped shield above.

Gorgeous Proof 64 Red-Brown

This 1887 Indian Head Cent proof coin was submitted to the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for authentication and review. Earning the impressive grade of Proof 64, expect the coin to be superbly struck, with outstanding eye appeal. The coin was awarded the additional designation of Red-Brown (RB), which indicates the presence of the coin's original distinguishing copper-red color among areas of beautiful brown toned areas. The coin is presented in a classic style PCGS protective holder with a vintage green certification label.

This superbly graded, low mintage Red-Brown 1887 Indian Head Cent proof coin will be a treasured addition to your collection!



This 1887 Indian Head Cent PCGS PR64 Old Green Holder is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1887
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:PR64
Finish:Proof
Holder:Old Green Holder
Composition:Copper-Nickel
Diameter:19 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.01
Mintage:2,960
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