Five consecutive dates from the beginning of this era can be grouped together in terms of gem value: 1879 ($400/1,100), 1880, 1881, 1882, and 1883 (all four $350/1,100). All can be found in satiny red condition with spotting less of an issue than the late 80s and early 90s Indians. 1887 ($350/1,100) is only slightly more common and belongs in the same grouping. While this group of 6 are the most available dates from the period, true MS66 examples of any have become increasingly more difficult to locate.
1879 PCGS MS66RD