Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
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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1886 TYPE 1 1C MS obverse 1886 TYPE 1 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Midway throught this year's cent production, the Mint's Engraving Department move the words OF AMERICA upward to make them better balanced with UNITED STATES. This is most noticeable in the relative position of the lowest feather. On the Type 1 cents, similar to those of previous years, this feather points between letters IC, while the Type 2 cents of this and subsequent years the feather points between CA.

Type 1 1886 cents comprise the majority of this year's coinage and are thus more common. These coins are also better made overall than the Type 2 cents, with sharper details from less worn dies. Fully red examples, however, are quite scarce.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5.63 9.20 21.85 49.45 132 132 150 162 180 192 198 204 216 300 375 600 1200 1890 - - -
$ 148 168 181 202 215 220 220 240 330 410 660 1320 2080 -
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 210 228 252 363 700 1150 1920 - - - -
$ - - - - - 230 250 280 400 770 1270 2110 - -
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 330 450 1190 4880 8390 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 360 500 1310 5300 9100 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 353
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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7/1/1996 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0854, 854/Lot# 1050 $1,053.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 885 $2,185.00
5/16/2005 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #39, 43/Lot# 19 $356.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3143 $1,265.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 8423 $705.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 50   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30097 $105.75
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 146130 $218.91
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7140 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94123163216275351398442463479500515529575752888118117642050252730823723
103136180235300366412449468486505519544634797985137518592209271232950
000000412449468486505519544634797985137518592209271200
0000004274564734935105245596938421083156919542368289700
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94123163216275351398442463479500515529629809990182522643846459954556424
1031361802353003664124494684865055195626898691268197127914097488457780
0000004124494684865055195626898691268197127914097488400
0000004274564734935105245957499291546211733184348516900
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941231632162753513984424634795005155297681002164932164403771589601034911891
103136180235300366412449468486505519608846121721713611550781309423108630
00000041244946848650551960884612172171361155078130942300
00000042745647349351052468892414332693400766118545988600
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