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.
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.
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