Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,826,500
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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1866 1C MS obverse 1866 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Demand for additional cents fell during 1866, and the mintage for this date is much lower than in 1862-65. The hoarding of cents prevalent during the war years was over, and this issue circulated widely and for a very long time. Most survivors are heavily worn, with choice Mint State pieces being fairly scarce.

1866 cents are notable for numerous die-punching varieties, and these are quite popular with specialists. The coin illustrated, while not a variety, is noteworthy for the worn, cracked and clashed state of its obverse die.

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1866 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 42.00 52.00 70.00 110 180 230 245 260 275 305 335 385 675 1025 1750 - - - -
$ 200 235 250 265 280 315 350 450 750 1150 - - -
1866 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 350 385 625 1125 1650 3400 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 725 1200 - - - -
1866 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 400 525 925 2100 4300 20000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2550 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1032
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Brown Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1042 $862.50
11/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7142 $53.00
10/3/2012 NGC AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 3358, 3358/Lot# 1005 $180.00
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7/6/2014 PCGS XF 40   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 811, 820/Lot# 520 $180.00
12/19/2014 PCGS AU 58   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3513, 6082/Lot# 22013 $235.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471942553234095756206847157457748028298829661363173023022048252530793720
16321427835246459064169472575578381184791010981485192123022207271032930
00000064169472575578381184791010981485192123022207271000
00000066370573576479382086493812311608211123022366289400
1866 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14719425532340951057062964465567086590896613031776230231943962473056046592
163214278352443530590634648660735879927107814611951259934504218502159330
000000590634648660735879927107814611951259934504218502100
000000609639651665800894947119116182127289737064474531300
1866 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471942553234095105706296446556706809901173163425255355682010515120751380015701
1632142783524435305906346486606737831051132719313468584380521103512650144340
000000590634648660673783105113271931346858438052110351265000
000000609639651665677887111214802228441263329283115551322500
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