Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,938
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1897 1C PF obverse 1897 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The proof cents of this date were made with great care and among the few issues for which cameo contrast is not rare. Fully red gems are quite scarce, however, due to poor storage over the years.

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1897 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 97.75 127 144 186 290 375 500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 109 142 161 208 320 410 550 - -
1897 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 168 252 425 660 1060 2250 10400 - -
$ - - - - - - - 188 280 470 730 1170 2480 -
1897 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 228 330 545 1310 2340 11050 39000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 360 600 1440 2570 11900 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 243
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/9/2000 NGC Proof 67   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1269, 1269/Lot# 1036 $1,080.00
7/27/2002 PCGS Proof 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 6108 $718.75
3/20/2008 NGC Proof 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 231, 237/Lot# 5094 $465.75
5/3/2010 NGC Proof 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The May 2010 Online Auction, 54/Lot# 39 $265.65
1/22/2012 PCGS Proof 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/22/2012, 4/Lot# 34295 $205.70
9/25/2013 PCGS Proof 65   Red Brown, Cameo Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1154 $1,150.00
1/8/2014 PCGS Proof 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1201/Lot# 3471 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 1C PF Brown
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1897 1C PF Red Brown
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1897 1C PF Red
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1897 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1897 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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333333347163256351409452552729935129917462513311930
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1897 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1897 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1897 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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000000313728141752258364098316432547313243586370710200
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