Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,826,500
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 1C MS obverse 1866 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Demand for additional cents fell during 1866, and the mintage for this date is much lower than in 1862-65. The hoarding of cents prevalent during the war years was over, and this issue circulated widely and for a very long time. Most survivors are heavily worn, with choice Mint State pieces being fairly scarce.

1866 cents are notable for numerous die-punching varieties, and these are quite popular with specialists. The coin illustrated, while not a variety, is noteworthy for the worn, cracked and clashed state of its obverse die.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1866 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 41.40 51.75 67.85 108 180 180 210 222 240 252 264 282 312 375 575 910 1330 - - - -
$ 202 230 240 260 280 290 310 340 410 630 1000 1460 - -
1866 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 276 300 348 488 970 1410 2180 - - - -
$ - - - - - 300 330 380 540 1070 1550 2400 - -
1866 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 330 400 800 2000 4200 17500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 360 450 900 2250 5200 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 999
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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9/29/1999 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1216, 1216/Lot# 1042 $735.75
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2417 $661.25
11/6/2011 NGC VF 35   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/06/2011, 143/Lot# 20883 $134.20
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 516 $1,880.00
6/16/2013 PCGS XF 45   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 509 $190.00
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7183 $249.10
11/1/2013 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7092 $188.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 165757 $1,296.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471942553234095105706296446556706806927057521075138117622048252530793720
1622142773514425305896346476606736846967208591177150818572207270932920
0000005896346476606736846967208591177150818572207270900
0000006096396516656766887007369671279163519522366289400
1866 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471942553234095105706296446556706807177417871321164923423962473056046592
1622142773514425305896346476606736927257569651430188028824218502159330
0000005896346476606736927257569651430188028824218502100
00000060963965166567670473377111431539211134224474531200
1866 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14719425532340951057062964465567068071775282024265355628610515120751380015701
16221427735144253058963464766067369272877413553402566576951103512650144330
0000005896346476606736927287741355340256657695110351265000
0000006096396516656767047407971890437859759105115551322500
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