Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 38,961,000
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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1880 1C MS obverse 1880 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1880 cent is a relatively common coin that presents few obstacles to the collector. Only in the highest grades or with full red color is this issue rare.

One of the more spectacular Indian Head Cent varieties is unique to this date. The designation MAD stands for Mis-aligned Die-Clash, and it describes the reverse die of this variety, which shows an arc of denticles. It appears that another die, presumably the obverse, struck this die with enough force to leave a bold impression.

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1880 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 3.00 5.00 7.50 11.50 30.00 50.00 57.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 90.00 125 175 300 520 - - - -
$ 33.00 53.00 60.00 70.00 78.00 88.00 100.00 130 190 - - - -
1880 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 95.00 110 170 390 600 1150 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 200 430 800 - - -
1880 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 300 650 1380 5600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 800 1800 6900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 720
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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8/16/2000 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1347, 1347/Lot# 1009 $207.10
4/25/2005 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 13 $241.50
9/19/2010 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Goldberg $299.00
10/23/2011 PCGS XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/23/2011, 141/Lot# 21451 $37.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 67   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 9725 $2,115.00
4/21/2013 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131318/Lot# 28763 $86.00
11/16/2014 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131447/Lot# 27024 $129.25
2/15/2015 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131508/Lot# 27012 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base373750679412714720122725528830432033643756382011661010129616382044
3741567610513416521023626629330932537047964993511661105141017730
00000016521023626629330932537047964993511661105141000
000000183218246277299315331403521734105111661201152400
1880 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737506794127147167186201223237351395551974127118432451299436224342
374156761051341541731912082282753664476921073146220462632320338620
0000001541731912082282753664476921073146220462632320300
0000001601801962162323133804998331172165222482813341300
1880 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37375067941271471671862012232373085278541333203340165888691280629349
3741567610513415417319120822826138163610141566269446406229729584910
00000015417319120822826138163610141566269446406229729500
00000016018019621623228445474511731800335552646571767900
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