Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
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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1886 TYPE 1 1C MS obverse 1886 TYPE 1 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Midway throught this year's cent production, the Mint's Engraving Department move the words OF AMERICA upward to make them better balanced with UNITED STATES. This is most noticeable in the relative position of the lowest feather. On the Type 1 cents, similar to those of previous years, this feather points between letters IC, while the Type 2 cents of this and subsequent years the feather points between CA.

Type 1 1886 cents comprise the majority of this year's coinage and are thus more common. These coins are also better made overall than the Type 2 cents, with sharper details from less worn dies. Fully red examples, however, are quite scarce.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/19/2015

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1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 7.00 10.00 22.50 50.00 140 160 170 185 200 225 235 310 435 850 1675 2450 - - -
$ - - - - - - 250 345 545 950 1900 - -
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 240 280 400 800 1800 4000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 300 440 1000 2250 - - -
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 435 600 1700 5500 11500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 399
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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9/1/2015 MS 63  Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131535/Lot# 21378
9/1/2015 AU 53  Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131535/Lot# 21016


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2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 976 $1,495.00
2/20/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3017, 3017/Lot# 1069 $115.00
9/7/2011 PCGS XF 40   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7148 $115.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 9348 $299.00
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1174/Lot# 3468 $1,762.50
10/7/2012 NGC MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 78171 $299.20
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 50   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30097 $105.75
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 114 $355.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021351792342983814294775005155375535688181064173833634589799592741069812277
113150197255326397445485505522542558651900128922803772572484219749112240
00000044548550552254255865190012892280377257248421974900
000000461492510530548563735982151328214180686088481022300
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94123163216275351398442463479500515529629809990182522643846459954556424
1041361812363003674134494684865055205626898691268197127914097488457780
0000004134494684865055205626898691268197127914097488400
0000004274564744935105245967499301547211833194348517000
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941231632162753513984424634795005155297681002164932164403771589601034911891
104136181236300367413449468486505520609846121821713612550781309423108630
00000041344946848650552060984612182171361255078130942300
00000042745647449351052468892414332694400766118545988600
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