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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Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1866 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 41.40 51.75 67.85 108 180 180 210 222 240 252 264 282 312 375 575 910 1330 - - - -
$ 202 230 240 260 280 290 310 340 410 630 1000 1460 - -
1866 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 276 300 348 488 970 1410 2180 - - - -
$ - - - - - 300 330 380 540 1070 1550 2400 - -
1866 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 330 400 800 2000 4200 17500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 360 450 900 2250 5200 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1013
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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1/9/1999 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #194, 194/Lot# 35 $374.00
12/2/2010 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 7227 $322.00
1/30/2011 NGC AU 58   Brown Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1057 $207.00
9/12/2011 NGC MS 66   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 618, 625/Lot# 6 $1,610.00
9/18/2011 PCGS AU 50   Brown Teletrade Auction 3139, 3139/Lot# 1048 $160.00
2/17/2013 NGC MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 51019 $451.00
6/16/2014 PCGS AU 50   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20033 $182.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471942553234095105706296446556706806927057521075138117622048252530793720
1622142773514425305896346476606736846967208591177150818572207270932920
0000005896346476606736846967208591177150818572207270900
0000006096396516656766887007369671279163519522366289400
1866 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471942553234095105706296446556706807177417871321164923423962473056046592
1622142773514425305896346476606736927257569651430188028824218502159330
0000005896346476606736927257569651430188028824218502100
00000060963965166567670473377111431539211134224474531200
1866 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14719425532340951057062964465567068071775282024265355628610515120751380015701
16221427735144253058963464766067369272877413553402566576951103512650144330
0000005896346476606736927287741355340256657695110351265000
0000006096396516656767047407971890437859759105115551322500
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