Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 57,180,114
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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1890 1C MS obverse 1890 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, author Rick Snow reported that the planchets used for this year's cent production were purchased from the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, CT.

Examples are fairly common in all circulated grades, and Mint State pieces of mixed quality are likewise common. Gems are elusive, Bowers noted, due to uneven toning such as that seen in the coin illustrated. This specimen also displays die-clash lines on its reverse, Liberty's inverted profile being seen below letter C of CENT.

Given its large mintage, there's no surprise that cents dated 1890 have revealed numerous varieties, the best of which are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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1890 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.35 2.50 3.50 7.25 13.00 26.00 28.00 32.00 40.00 55.00 60.00 85.00 155 350 750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 95.00 175 400 - - -
1890 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 70.00 135 225 825 1900 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 150 300 - - - -
1890 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 150 255 560 1650 10500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 300 750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 698
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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1/19/1998 NGC MS 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 1016, 1016/Lot# 1012 $65.40
1/3/2006 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 816 $517.50
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 982 $517.50
11/22/2007 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 197, 203/Lot# 5028 $133.40
10/17/2012 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24154 $90.48
8/18/2013 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131335/Lot# 22543 $141.00
7/20/2014 NGC MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 202514 $880.00
8/1/2014 PCGS XF 45   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20027 $173.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373745677610611513116319022023032051590814501221154919382396
37373740527086109120142172200223260385646108914501330167920910
00000086109120142172200223260385646108914501330167900
00000096112126152181210227290450777126914501440180800
1890 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373745677689111123143159237272463674147724012117260531733827
3737374052708096115130148185249336533942178524012280279433910
0000008096115130148185249336533942178524012280279400
000000851041191361542112603996041209209324012442298400
1890 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37373737456776891111231431591795027351219223352645053597070048165
37373740527080961151301481662875808961557324352645359631573910
00000080961151301481662875808961557324352645359631500
0000008510411913615417239465710581895425452645664665900
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