The finest known circulation strikes with original red coloration by PCGS are six MS66RD’s, while NGC has graded no examples finer than MS65RD. Both PCGS & NGC have graded a few examples in MS66RB as well, along with a single NGC MS66BN. Regardless of the numerical grade all 1877 Indian Head Cents with original Mint red coloration showing are rare.
The finest Proofs are graded PR67RD by both PCGS and NGC, while a few examples in lower grades have been certified with the cameo designation. These usually trade for lower values than the best Mint State examples.
One of the finest known circulation strike examples graded PCGS MS66RD sold for $149,500 in 2007, while a coin of the same grade sold for that exact same amount in 2009. Highly desirable in all grades, even well-circulated examples command heavy premiums over other Indian Head Cents from the 1870s.