Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 45,223,523
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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1887 1C MS obverse 1887 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A reliable supplier of good quality planchets was found in 1887, and normal cent production resumed for the first time since 1884. The result was an outpouring of cents in numbers not seen for the past several years. This date is common in all grades short of fully red gem.

One of the more popular Indian Head varieties is found for this date. FS-101 (Snow-1) has distinct doubling on the right side of the obverse, most notably in OF AMERICA.

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Last Updated: 1/13/2015

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1887 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2.75 3.75 5.75 8.05 17.50 27.50 33.00 39.00 50.00 55.00 65.00 120 160 315 650 - - - -
$ - 30.00 36.00 43.00 52.00 59.00 70.00 125 185 350 - - -
1887 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 70.00 90.00 135 310 700 1050 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 160 340 - - - -
1887 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 140 290 750 1700 8900 35000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 875 3100 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 620
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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4/18/2001 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1428, 1428/Lot# 1033 $98.10
1/1/2009 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 316, 322/Lot# 5082 $345.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 62   Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1145 $2,070.00
11/25/2012 PCGS MS 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 83751 $132.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 593 $402.50
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131353/Lot# 28008 $117.50
8/31/2014 PCGS XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 195211 $375.00
4/19/2015 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131517/Lot# 27033 $94.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373745727211513515920121222025542353289614972687326839364701
37373740547286122143173205215232311459653109618942881349141910
00000086122143173205215232311459653109618942881349100
000000101128151187208217243367496775129722903074371300
1887 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37373741547689102127147175255272336463838139317532921353742455053
373738456180931101341562022612933785881023151321423126377345140
000000931101341562022612933785881023151321423126377300
000000981191401662282663154217131208163325323332400900
1887 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737374159819410613515918620926852994514502648491279607727897410365
3737384766859811614316819422935566811131849340359287960814394380
0000009811614316819422935566811131849340359287960814300
00000010212515117720124844280612822249415769447960855800
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