Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,942
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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1884 1C PF obverse 1884 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1884 is another proof issue that had far higher sales than the hobby could absorb at that time. Dealers bought the unsold remainders at the end of each year, reportedly at or near face value.

Despite years of poor storage in their original tissue papers, these hoards have provided collectors with a reasonable number of fully red gems. Cameo pieces are in the minority, but the example above illustrates that they do certainly exist.

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Price Guide

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1884 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 168 186 315 375 700 1460 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 188 208 370 410 770 1610 -
1884 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 198 240 405 595 1030 1840 8440 - -
$ - - - - - - - 220 260 450 650 1250 2020 -
1884 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 336 425 1060 1750 4250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 370 470 1170 1930 4600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 481
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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3/16/1998 PCGS PF 67   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1032, 1032/Lot# 1027 $817.50
7/15/1998 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1067, 1067/Lot# 1043 $185.30
9/17/2002 PCGS PF 64   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22094, 22094/Lot# 17021 $356.50
1/8/2003 PCGS PF 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 5565 $4,140.00
3/10/2008 NGC PF 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 228, 234/Lot# 93 $218.50
1/31/2010 PCGS PF 66   Red Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 842 $1,380.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1435 $552.00
12/22/2013 NGC PF 65   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 148273 $300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 1C PF Brown
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1884 1C PF Red Brown
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1884 1C PF Red
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1884 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1884 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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1884 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1884 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1884 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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