I think they started at 1000 but I may be wrong. The lowest one I know personally has number 19## and he got in 1995 I think.
edit: a google search returned this "The first CCIE number issued was 1025"
because the lab 'hurts' and 'will really kill ya'
kj0 wrote: »
This story is how the Cisco CCIE program was born - Stuart Biggs