Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,150
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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1876 1C PF obverse 1876 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1876 the City of Philadelphia hosted the nation's centennial celebration, and this brought thousands of tourists to the home of the U. S. Mint. The large number of proofs sold this year was certainly a consequence of so many of these visitors touring the mint and purchasing souvenirs.

Perhaps due to this larger than normal production, enough gems have survived to make this one of the more available early proof Indian Head Cents displaying much red and some cameo contrast.

Some examples have been described as "one-sided proofs," a reference to clumsy polishing of the reverse die which left distracting striations that then transferred to the coins struck from it.

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Price Guide

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1876 1C PF Brown
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1876 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 275 440 650 1175 1800 4650 - - -
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1876 1C PF Red
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 208
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/10/1998 PCGS PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 6347 $1,753.75
5/18/1998 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1050, 1050/Lot# 1041 $572.25
4/16/2008 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 196 $3,220.00
8/4/2008 NGC PF 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 271, 277/Lot# 85 $391.00
9/4/2011 NGC PF 65   Red Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 5142 $1,437.50
10/17/2012 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 539 $1,086.88
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 8515 $440.63
10/20/2013 PCGS PF 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 144615 $1,072.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 1C PF Brown
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333333357199306413476526605732885119819902832349430
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1876 1C PF Red Brown
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Base333333332413695296246747648941084178124453423466333
3333333822834225606407048079571316200227713836466330
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000000316132647559265773485010201548222330974249466300
1876 1C PF Red
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Base3333333333950770982688699711561903277039945892838933
3333333115395574748846923105014052192317846266724838930
0000003115395574748846923105014052192317846266724838900
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1876 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1876 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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Base3333333333950770982688899711561384221229874114552833
3333333115395574748846924105012321660247033624585552830
0000003115395574748846924105012321660247033624585552800
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1876 1C PF Red, Cameo
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Base333333334696809311073114612818942355336315376917971333
333333315853976397810971191128113812691336333307849971330
000000315853976397810971191128113812691336333307849971300
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1876 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1876 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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Base333333335798261117127913621515173127213838537977201074233
33333331956619231171130614131587206130934351615987271074230
00000031956619231171130614131587206130934351615987271074200
000000338774310201225133414641659239134654865693997341074200
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