Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 57,180,114
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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1890 1C MS obverse 1890 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, author Rick Snow reported that the planchets used for this year's cent production were purchased from the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, CT.

Examples are fairly common in all circulated grades, and Mint State pieces of mixed quality are likewise common. Gems are elusive, Bowers noted, due to uneven toning such as that seen in the coin illustrated. This specimen also displays die-clash lines on its reverse, Liberty's inverted profile being seen below letter C of CENT.

Given its large mintage, there's no surprise that cents dated 1890 have revealed numerous varieties, the best of which are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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1890 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.15 2.00 2.50 5.75 11.50 11.50 21.60 26.40 31.20 38.40 42.00 48.00 57.60 74.40 100.00 225 1110 - - - -
$ - 24.00 30.00 35.00 43.00 47.00 54.00 65.00 83.00 112 250 1220 - -
1890 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 52.80 66.00 118 225 500 1270 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 59.00 74.00 132 250 550 1400 - -
1890 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 150 252 450 1560 8650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 168 280 500 1720 9300 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 662
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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5/4/2005 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8201 $345.00
4/11/2011 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 574, 581/Lot# 1913 $799.25
11/14/2011 PCGS MS 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 3172, 3172/Lot# 1028 $97.75
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7384 $207.00
12/23/2012 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 91764 $32.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6597 $763.75
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1141 $833.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121624324567768911112314315917919426229866110281221154919382396
131826365270809611512914816518421627441978310921330167820900
000000809611512914816518421627441978310921330167800
0000008410311913615317218923928654090511561439180800
1890 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121624324567768911112314315917922029847187511342117260531733827
131826365270809611512914816519224635560596114612279279433910
000000809611512914816519224635560596114612279279400
00000084103119136153172206272413740104717892442298300
1890 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216243245677689111123143159179288729945187826885053597070048165
13182636527080961151291481652154358011256214834765358631473910
00000080961151291481652154358011256214834765358631400
000000841031191361531722515828731567241842645664665900
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