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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1887 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 3.60 5.75 8.05 17.25 17.25 26.40 30.00 36.00 48.00 50.40 52.80 63.60 86.40 125 294 650 - - - -
$ - 30.00 34.00 40.00 54.00 56.00 59.00 71.00 97.00 140 320 720 - -
1887 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 57.60 61.20 72.00 110 250 450 850 - - - -
$ - - - - - 65.00 69.00 81.00 124 280 500 940 - -
1887 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 132 210 525 1590 6310 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 148 230 580 1750 6800 28100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 608
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 150 $86.00
8/23/2004 NGC MS 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Bullet Sale #353, 353/Lot# 90 $178.25
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 73 $75.90
7/20/2008 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2559, 2559/Lot# 1020 $2,072.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 593 $402.50
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175821 $124.30
10/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22009 $223.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121624324563728511112715116718621225553289614972687326839364701
1318263651667693116135156173194226347653109618932880349041910
0000007693116135156173194226347653109618932880349000
00000080102121143161179203240439774129622903074371300
1887 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1220284154768910212714717519421624829560299916492921353742455053
14223245618093110133156181201226263397734121520733126377345140
00000093110133156181201226263397734121520733126377300
00000097118140165187208237279499866143224973331400900
1887 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1620284159819410613515918620926852994513452648368366137727897410365
1722324766859811514316819322835566710781779299346596984814294370
0000009811514316819322835566710781779299346596984814200
00000010212515117720124844280612112213333856367355855800
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