Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 37,647,087
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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1892 1C MS obverse 1892 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of cents fell a bit in 1892, as Mint Director Edward Leach sensed collusion between the Mint's vendors to fix prices for planchets at a higher level. The Philadlephia Mint simply used whatever planchets remained from previous purchases, and it supplemented this supply with planchets of its own manufacture produced by melting worn cents and obsolete two-cent pieces.

Though cents of this date typically are well struck, the example illustrated is an obvious exception. Yes, it displays terrific luster, but the date, the wreath ribbon and some of the lettering are quite indistinct. Collectors need to weigh all factors when selecting an example for their sets.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1892 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.15 2.00 2.50 5.00 16.80 16.80 24.00 26.40 28.80 31.20 39.60 43.20 64.80 70.80 125 200 325 - - - -
$ - 27.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 44.00 48.00 73.00 79.00 140 220 360 - -
1892 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 42.00 48.00 76.80 93.60 250 400 650 - - - -
$ - - - - - 47.00 54.00 86.00 105 280 440 720 - -
1892 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 106 186 425 1060 4620 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 118 208 470 1170 5000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 704
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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1/27/1997 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0914, 914/Lot# 1033 $92.65
2/12/2000 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #220, 220/Lot# 19 $402.50
5/2/2005 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #37, 41/Lot# 47 $310.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1120 $288.65
11/18/2012 NGC MS 62   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/18/2012, 49/Lot# 80035 $55.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1549 $881.25
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131420/Lot# 28470 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12162028415967811021151351511632092723956078441010129616382044
13172232476171881061211401551782303134656868991105141017730
00000071881061211401551782303134656868991105141000
00000076951101281451591932513545367659541200152400
1892 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121620284159678110612314716318623029845667412232260277233654048
131722324761718911113115217020025235052885715682430296935920
000000718911113115217020025235052885715682430296900
0000007697117139157178215275403601104019142601316700
1892 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216202841596781106123147163186298517717126428855367632474038612
1317223247617189111131152170223371583899180437125686668378060
0000007189111131152170223371583899180437125686668300
00000076971171391571782604446501081234445396005704300
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