Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,582
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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1888 1C PF obverse 1888 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of proof cents for 1888 returned to the high level of 1886, yet this has had little effect on the availability of gems. Fully red gems and coins having noticeable cameo contrast are quite elusive.

The indifferent striking typical of many proof coins from the late 1880s also affected the 1888 cents, though the piece shown here is quite bold. In his Guide Book, Rick Snow attributed such incomplete striking to a single blow from the press, but it's impossible to know for certain.

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Last Updated: 4/23/2015

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1888 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 145 170 235 320 500 900 2650 - - -
$ - - - - - 155 185 255 350 575 1100 - -
1888 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 190 315 425 950 2350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 210 350 465 1150 - - -
1888 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 600 1750 4600 16750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 700 2000 5500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 267
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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5/4/2008 NGC PF 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 2524, 2524/Lot# 1034 $257.60
5/27/2012 PCGS PF 65   Brown Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 455 $368.00
7/1/2012 NGC Details Proof AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 57218 $145.24
11/29/2012 PCGS PF 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7428 $411.25
7/21/2013 PCGS PF 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 283 $285.00
8/30/2013 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3324 $4,112.50
8/25/2013 NGC Details Proof Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131336/Lot# 24022 $135.13
4/28/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20037 $135.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333311118327833635140950257584412911913273433
33333333913521429734137044052666499314982186273430
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1888 1C PF Red Brown
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Base33333333135216323389406471629787138120332890399133
333333347162251345394427523681985159823183257399130
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0000003911892873674004495767341183181526043624399100
1888 1C PF Red
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Base3333333315925537544846953983123354264571581581130033
333333355191295399455492636133229784747652992051130030
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00000031072233354234625157331833362152317343102521130000
1888 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1888 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331983084485325536358311025173925073502476333
3333333682343544765395807008951263199528383922476330
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00000031332714015045466077659601501225131704342476300
1888 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333230357515607633721107928605074671794551294433
3333333782724095456156628401672359856217629106181294430
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00000031543144625766246919592266433661698542117811294400
1888 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1888 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332984486337417728741286328157157503104641421333
333333310134850966975180610111951409263118490117131421330
000000310134850966975180610111951409263118490117131421300
000000319939857170576184011482616490369079477129631421300
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