Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
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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1869 1C PF obverse 1869 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The number of additional pieces struck after outside of the 600 included in silver proof sets in unknown. A figure of a few hundred is likely.

Like most proof cents of this period, this issue is rare in fully red gem, most being toned to some degree and having spots, streaks or other visual distractions. Polishing lines from clumsy surfacing of the dies are often seen on 1869 proof cents, and these should not be confused with hairline scratches from cleaning of the coin itself.

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1869 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 325 400 500 600 950 1325 - - - -
$ - - - - - 360 430 550 660 1050 - - -
1869 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 450 565 915 1475 3500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 500 625 1025 1650 - - -
1869 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 650 925 1550 2550 9000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1050 1850 3000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 169
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/7/2001 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1414, 1414/Lot# 1009 $572.25
6/27/2005 NGC PF 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 100 $603.75
5/28/2008 NGC PF 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 2372 $8,050.00
9/6/2012 NGC PF 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7282 $485.28
12/22/2013 NGC PF 65   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 148470 $600.00
4/28/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20022 $293.75
9/22/2014 NGC PF 65   Red Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1099 $1,668.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 1C PF Brown
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1869 1C PF Red Brown
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1869 1C PF Red
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1869 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1869 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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1869 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1869 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1869 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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