Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 48,866,025
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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1889 1C MS obverse 1889 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Circulated examples of this date are fairly common, as are Mint State pieces of average quality. True gems are scarce, as the planchets used for 1889 cents had a tendency to produce streaks from incomplete mixing of the alloy.

This date is rich in varieties, including at least two doublied-die reverses.

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1889 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.35 2.50 3.50 7.25 15.00 15.00 26.00 28.00 30.00 40.00 48.00 55.00 58.00 85.00 205 310 625 - - - -
$ - - 29.00 31.00 42.00 50.00 56.00 60.00 90.00 225 350 - - -
1889 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 70.00 120 285 600 1175 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 135 325 - - - -
1889 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 300 650 2700 14000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1075 5300 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 752
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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12/17/1997 NGC MS 65   Brown Teletrade Auction 1007, 1007/Lot# 1023 $163.50
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 153 $1,150.00
9/26/2005 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Online Session #385, 385/Lot# 7263 $322.00
3/31/2013 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131315/Lot# 22718 $74.00
4/14/2013 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131317/Lot# 26670 $92.00
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 204359 $28.01
11/2/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10446 $192.00
1/23/2015 NGC MS 66   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3518, 6087/Lot# 20021 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121624324567768911112314315917918621645672511381345169721132601
131826365270809611512914816518119629654586212071462183522750
000000809611512914816518119629654586212071462183500
00000084103119136153172183206376635100012761579197400
1889 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121624324567768911112314315917920523751780910531988245529983626
131826365270809611512914816518721533061489013642143263632070
000000809611512914816518721533061489013642143263600
0000008410311913615317219622642371197116762299281700
1889 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121624324567768911112314315917926556010662854394570178180947910926
13182636527080961151291481652073637281662321749697404861399610
00000080961151291481652073637281662321749697404861300
000000841031191361531722364618972258358159937792904600
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