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1877 Indian Cent, PCGS PR67 Red

One of the Two Finest at PCGS
Estate of Robert R. Rollins Collection

This 1877 Indian Cent graded PR67 Red by PCGS  was auctioned by Heritage Auction Galleries in July-August 2008. The following is an exerpt from Heritage's website. For a complete description of this coin, please visit Essential 1877 Indian Cent, PR67 Red.

It was in July-August 2008 that Heritage had the privilege of handling the wonderful Estate of Robert R. Rollins Collection, Part Three, containing many finest known and near-finest known Indian cents. Although that legendary collection was superb in every sense of the word, the proof 1877 Indian cent that it contained was a PR66 Red--one of 11 coins so certified at PCGS, with but two coins finer (Heritage, 7/2008, lot 1547).
The present piece is one of the two finer specimens

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Detailed Coin Specifications

Description1864-1909 Indian Head Cent Bronze
KM#90a
DenominationCent
CountryUnited States
Coinage TypeCirculation Coinage
Issue Dates1864-1909
MintU.S. Mint
CompositionBronze;  95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
Weight3.11 g;  48 grains
Diameter19 mm
EdgePlain
Description ObverseIndian head with headdress left above date
Description ReverseValue within wreath, shield above
Legend ObverseUNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Designer ObverseJames B. Longacre
Designer ReverseJames B. Longacre
NotesThe 1864 "L" variety has the designer's initial in Liberty's hair to the right of her neck.
Business strike mintage1,690,839,942
Proof mintageFewer than 100,000

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