Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 950
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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1872 1C PF obverse 1872 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The rarity of Mint State currency strikes for this date has put tremendous price pressure on the far more available proofs. This issue is actually not rare except in fully red gem or with measurable cameo contrast. Most survivors are toned to varying degrees, though they are less often seen with the streaky toning that results from improper mixing of the alloy.

A new reverse die was employed for the proofs of this date and periodically for the next several years. While quite superior to the Shallow N reverse used for previous dates, it has a deeply impressed right pendant to letter N of CENT that is a bit distracting.

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Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1872 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 360 450 630 880 1790 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 400 500 690 970 1970 - -
1872 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 456 700 810 1220 3710 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 500 770 890 1340 4000 - -
1872 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 540 1040 2060 5280 8310 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 590 1140 2270 5700 9000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 222
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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2/27/2000 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1276, 1276/Lot# 1023 $891.00
4/14/2000 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2000 Santa Clara April Bullet Sale #221, 221/Lot# 23 $1,437.50
7/26/2003 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 5432 $1,035.00
1/29/2007 NGC PF 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 124, 129/Lot# 32 $1,725.00
2/3/2010 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 7149 $690.00
2/22/2013 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6561 $585.15
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1201/Lot# 3463 $3,290.00
9/22/2014 PCGS PF 64   Red Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1107 $1,495.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 1C PF Brown
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1872 1C PF Red Brown
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1872 1C PF Red
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1872 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1872 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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1872 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1872 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1872 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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