Most Indian cent proof issues were minted in quantities ranging from about 1,000 to 3,000, with some dates seeing fewer or more pieces depending on demand and other factors. Generally speaking proof Indian cents are scarce across the board with true gem specimens featuring cameo devices considered especially rare. Certified proof Indian cents in the PR63 level or higher are most popular among proofs. The 1864 bronze "With L" proof Indian cent and 1877 proof Indian cent are the scarcest in terms of rarest proof issues. Given that many proof Indian Head "pennies" were saved by collectors, certain dates are actually more common in proof than in similarly well-preserved mint state specimens.