Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 47,070,000
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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1891 1C MS obverse 1891 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is an unremarkable entry in the long Indian Head series. Circulated pieces are common, and Mint State examples are likewise plentiful in all grades shy of fully red gem. The coin illustrated was struck from worn dies displaying heavy erosion just inside its borders. Collectors should seek specimens struck from fresh dies having sharp details and smooth fields.

Several minor die-punching varieties are known for this date, but the big winner is the doubled-die obverse, FS-101 (Snow-1). See the VarietyPlus webpage at this site for more information.

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1891 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.35 2.50 3.50 7.25 13.00 26.00 28.00 32.00 38.00 55.00 58.00 85.00 155 270 550 - - - -
$ - - 29.00 34.00 40.00 56.00 65.00 90.00 175 300 - - -
1891 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 70.00 135 280 485 1050 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 150 325 - - - -
1891 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 140 280 610 1550 11850 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 750 2500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 821
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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4/28/1999 NGC MS 65   Brown Teletrade Auction 1158, 1158/Lot# 1036 $119.90
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 983 $1,552.50
6/18/2007 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 151, 156/Lot# 6015 $368.00
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7236 $460.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6602 $105.75
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131412/Lot# 22080 $118.68
8/31/2014 PCGS VF 35   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 213303 $75.00
8/31/2014 PCGS G 4   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 147405 $75.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373745677610611513115519022023032051576412061345169721132601
3737374052708610912013916720022326038559891112521462183622760
0000008610912013916720022326038559891112521462183600
00000096112126147178210227290450681105912991580197400
1891 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373745677689111123143159237272463783111717532097258231453796
3737374052708096115130148185249336570894132918682259277033620
0000008096115130148185249336570894132918682259277000
000000851041191361542112603996761006154119822420295700
1891 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37373737456776891111231431591864777831284216955345439640574948714
37373740527080961151301481682835799501579329155345761676879010
00000080961151301481682835799501579329155345761676800
0000008510411913615417738068111171874441255346083713100
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