Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 39,055,431
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 1C MS obverse 1896 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is common in all grades short of fully red gem.

Several minor varieties are known from this high mintage date.

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1896 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.15 2.00 2.50 4.60 13.80 13.80 24.00 26.40 28.80 31.20 37.20 40.80 48.00 66.00 93.75 175 325 - - - -
$ - 27.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 42.00 46.00 54.00 74.00 105 196 360 - -
1896 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 50.40 57.60 84.00 206 250 358 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 56.00 65.00 94.00 230 280 390 - -
1896 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 87.60 138 300 940 3410 12290 26000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 98.00 155 330 1030 3700 13300 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 640
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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3/30/2004 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24041, 24041/Lot# 13019 $83.95
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1092 $575.00
5/28/2008 NGC MS 68   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 2319 $17,250.00
2/24/2011 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 561, 568/Lot# 7004 $1,357.00
3/2/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3024, 3024/Lot# 1024 $38.00
6/16/2014 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20045 $82.25
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 58   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 168158 $100.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 169718 $440.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216243245637285102115131143155167230278487798958123315631955
13182636516676901061201351471591882463475908511049134316930
00000076901061201351471591882463475908511049134300
00000080961101251391511632092624176949041141145300
1896 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12162432456372851021151311431942092374715757851707212426143183
131826365166769010612013516019921831550564510921846228728030
000000769010612013516019921831550564510921846228700
000000809611012513917720422739354071513991985245000
1896 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216243245637285102115131143194317423701167830995064598270188181
13182636516676901061201351602353525151026215137545370632774050
00000076901061201351602353525151026215137545370632700
00000080961101251391772763876081352262544095676667200
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