Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,955
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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1880 1C PF obverse 1880 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The coin collecting hobby experienced a growth spurt during the late 1870s and early 1880s. This perhaps accounts for the large numbers of proof cents coined during the '80s, but it seems to have been excessive even for that time. Decades later, several dealers had hoards of these dates from having bought up the unsold remainders each year.

This date is readily available in gem condition, even with significant amounts of red color. Cameo pieces are fairly scarce, however, as the Mint wasn't making its proofs with great care.

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1880 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 132 144 162 192 300 475 720 - - - -
$ - - - - - 148 161 181 215 330 520 825 - -
1880 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 186 228 350 690 1190 2310 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 208 250 390 760 1310 2540 -
1880 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 228 300 525 1130 2130 5360 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 330 580 1240 2340 5800 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 384
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/25/2005 NGC Proof 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 47 $460.00
9/19/2005 PCGS Proof 65   Red Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1520 $1,265.00
12/3/2006 PCGS Proof 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2294, 2294/Lot# 1011 $313.60
1/3/2012 NGC Proof 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 9435 $632.50
4/7/2013 PCGS Proof 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 109114 $308.00
4/24/2013 PCGS Proof 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7279 $329.00
4/1/2014 PCGS Proof 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7353 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 1C PF Brown
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1880 1C PF Red Brown
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1880 1C PF Red
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1880 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1880 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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1880 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1880 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1880 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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