Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,575
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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1881 1C PF obverse 1881 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a huge mintage for the period, 1881 proof cents are fairly abundant. The typical example has highly reflective fields but with little or no cameo contrast. Spotty red and red-brown survivors are mostly from old dealer hoards that were dispersed from the 1930s through the '60s.

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Last Updated: 6/19/2015

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1881 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 180 245 385 675 1300 3500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 425 750 - - -
1881 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 210 275 450 800 1750 4000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 525 875 1900 - -
1881 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 325 575 1175 2050 7750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 375 625 1300 2900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 389
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/23/2005 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 5317 $517.50
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 66   Red Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 711 $3,335.00
3/18/2012 NGC PF 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3243, 3243/Lot# 1097 $207.00
8/4/2013 PCGS PF XF 45   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 763, 772/Lot# 163 $7,500.00
12/22/2013 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 148257 $294.80
11/14/2014 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7285 $1,527.50
2/5/2015 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1184 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 1C PF Brown
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33333334515824733838339541950670590912471851233530
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1881 1C PF Red Brown
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Base33333333163258381453463487575809110314832169306633
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1881 1C PF Red
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Base333333331983114505345465757411103173523623675546633
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00000031332734035065425656859821524215332374869546600
1881 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1881 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332343635196136276557641053140818602665370433
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00000031573204675816226457279561289170923963357370400
1881 1C PF Red, Cameo
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Base333333332854316117157297649691408215828904403643733
33333339733349164571974083211151658240233945081643730
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1881 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1881 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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Base3333333336053474786788492511601658250133154981719833
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0000003122418605787872897100313261939277238705720719800
0000003241476676827878911108114922220304344256459719800
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