Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,575
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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1881 1C PF obverse 1881 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a huge mintage for the period, 1881 proof cents are fairly abundant. The typical example has highly reflective fields but with little or no cameo contrast. Spotty red and red-brown survivors are mostly from old dealer hoards that were dispersed from the 1930s through the '60s.

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Last Updated: 7/15/2014

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1881 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 150 180 300 425 720 2890 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 168 202 330 470 790 3100 -
1881 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 180 228 350 690 1220 3190 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 202 250 440 760 1340 3400 -
1881 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 270 500 1030 1940 6310 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 300 550 1130 2130 6800 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 383
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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9/10/2014 UNC Details  Red Brown, Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 3035/Lot# 33056


Auction Prices Realized

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2/13/1999 PCGS PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #196, 196/Lot# 45 $607.20
10/3/2001 PCGS PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 5374 $776.25
4/25/2005 NGC PF 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 48 $327.75
4/1/2007 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2347, 2347/Lot# 1045 $425.60
9/14/2008 PCGS PF 66   Red, Cameo Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 695 $4,370.00
6/23/2013 NGC PF 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 119576 $429.00
7/27/2013 PCGS PF 50   Red Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4351 $9,106.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 1C PF Brown
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33333334515824733838339541950670590912471851233530
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1881 1C PF Red Brown
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Base33333333163258381453463487575809110314832169306633
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1881 1C PF Red
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1881 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1881 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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Base333333332343635196136276557641053140818602665370433
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00000031573204675816226457279561289170923963357370400
1881 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1881 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1881 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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0000003122418605787872897100313261939277238705720719800
0000003241476676827878911108114922220304344256459719800
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