Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 49,821,284
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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1898 1C MS obverse 1898 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Cents of 1898 are plentiful in all grades short of fully red gem.

Collectors are cautioned to look for well struck examples. The coin illustrated, while lustrous and retaining much red color, is poorly struck at the date and shield. As these features are directly opposite each other in the press, this suggests that the die faces were not perfectly parallel to one another. The portions of the die which were slightly further apart thus did not strike up fully.

Numerous date-punching varieties are known for this date, but few of them have broad appeal.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1898 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.15 2.00 2.00 3.13 8.05 8.05 21.60 22.80 25.20 28.80 37.20 44.40 54.00 63.60 87.50 131 325 - - - -
$ - 24.00 26.00 28.00 32.00 42.00 50.00 60.00 71.00 98.00 147 360 - -
1898 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 48.00 54.00 62.40 88.80 169 238 460 - - - -
$ - - - - - 54.00 60.00 70.00 99.00 189 260 510 - -
1898 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 70.80 98.40 300 660 2450 17500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 79.00 110 330 730 3500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 848
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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10/6/2001 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #272, 272/Lot# 67 $110.40
12/4/2005 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2126, 2126/Lot# 1006 $532.00
9/18/2008 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 284, 290/Lot# 5022 $661.25
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2148 $1,527.50
2/3/2013 NGC MS 67   Red Brown Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1120 $3,105.00
6/23/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123890 $117.70
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7137 $616.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216243245637285102115131143175194223278406831996127916182020
13182636516676901061201351531812032413205478861090139217520
00000076901061201351531812032413205478861090139200
00000080961101251391641872132593636899411184150500
1898 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121624324563728510211513114319823027237247110481969243329733597
131826365166769010612013516120824430540566313552123261331810
000000769010612013516120824430540566313552123261300
000000809611012513917921925833843885516622278279300
1898 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121624324563728510211513114319826531760295914832994362243425164
1318263651667690106120135161220282412721113319863203386246160
0000007690106120135161220282412721113319863203386200
0000008096110125139179242299507840130824903412410200
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