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 2 1C MS obverse 1886 TYPE 2 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Type 2 cents form a minority of 1886 cents and thus carry a premium, but they are not truly rare. All cents of this date were coined late in the year, following a suspension in cent and nickel production that had begun early the previous year.

Like the example illustrated above, most Type 2 cents seem to have been made from worn dies having blurry details. Such die erosion is clearly visible just inside the border on both sides of this cent. This only adds to the challenge of finding suitable examples in either circulated or Mint State grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1886 TYPE 2 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.50 18.00 32.20 74.75 162 162 192 210 234 252 264 288 330 488 680 1200 1850 - - - -
$ 181 215 230 260 280 290 320 360 540 750 1320 2040 - -
1886 TYPE 2 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 330 462 730 1310 2890 5400 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 360 510 800 1440 3100 5800 - -
1886 TYPE 2 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 720 1160 2750 12310 40300 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 790 1280 3000 13300 44000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 447
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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2/9/2009 NGC MS 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 333, 339/Lot# 123 $293.25
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1/29/2012 PCGS   Brown Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 602 $241.50
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7137 $805.00
3/31/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131315/Lot# 22023 $115.15
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
2/16/2014 PCGS XF 40   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 169594 $98.61
2/27/2014 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Monthly World and Ancient Coin Auction - Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Session(1), 241410/Lot# 15014 $95.18


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 TYPE 2 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13918323730438648454159762063565767270976411601619210229803399408648725765
15320125933141850355960462564266268472789613131780239431193628434851690
00000055960462564266268472789613131780239431193628434800
000000578612630649667696745102814661941268732593857461000
1886 TYPE 2 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1391832373043864845415976206356576727091021130918523628434968367977925310675
153201259331418503559604625642662684813111714902444386851787216840297270
000000559604625642662684813111714902444386851787216840200
000000578612630649667696917121316713036410860077596882700
1886 TYPE 2 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1391832373043864845415976206356576727091219175325616473842813606154881755619821
1532012593314185035596046256426626848791397202238657124101541423316177183110
000000559604625642662684879139720223865712410154142331617700
0000005786126306496676961049157522915169777611880148601686600
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