Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,790
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 1C PF obverse 1885 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In his Guide Book on Eagle and Indian Cents, Rick Snow notes that this date is rare in gem red condition, despite its high mintage. Poor storage over the years is the primary cause, and spotted or badly toned coins compete with improperly cleaned examples to comprise the greater part of those seen today.

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1885 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 132 162 240 300 400 880 1940 4320 - -
$ - - - - - - 148 181 260 330 440 970 2130 -
1885 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 192 288 405 575 1280 2690 5530 - -
$ - - - - - - - 215 320 450 630 1410 2900 -
1885 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 228 330 600 1500 2090 9060 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 360 660 1650 2300 9800 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 451
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/5/1994 PCGS PF 67   Red Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #125, 125/Lot# 59 $2,420.00
4/21/2004 NGC PF 66   Brown Teletrade Auction 1873, 1873/Lot# 1025 $396.00
4/25/2005 NGC PF 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 51 $184.00
5/27/2007 PCGS PF 65   Brown Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 241 $603.75
12/4/2008 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 7149 $431.25
2/15/2010 NGC PF 65   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 251 $402.50
1/5/2011 PCGS PF 62   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 9389 $138.00
7/6/2014 NGC PF 65   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 202485 $474.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 1C PF Brown
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1885 1C PF Red Brown
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1885 1C PF Red
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1885 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1885 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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1885 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1885 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1885 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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