Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 50,464,392
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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1897 1C MS obverse 1897 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As the American economy rebounded from the Panic of 1893, the mintage of cents rose to its highest figure since 1890. As a consequence, examples in all grades short of fully red gem are plentiful. This is a challenging issue in such ideal condition, being one of the scarcer dates of the decade.

The usual assortment of die-punching varieties are noted for this date, and interested persons are referred to the excellent, multi-volume series of books by Rick Snow devoted to listing and illustrating these varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/15/2015

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1897 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 1.35 2.50 3.50 7.75 14.50 14.50 25.00 26.00 28.00 32.00 38.00 45.00 55.00 70.00 110 220 400 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 60.00 80.00 120 - - - -
1897 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 65.00 90.00 195 370 650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 105 210 - - - -
1897 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 140 400 1300 4350 31500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 85.00 160 600 1825 8250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 818
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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8/12/2003 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23083, 23083/Lot# 11035 $62.10
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 1152 $3,737.50
9/19/2010 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg $253.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 65   Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 419 $2,012.50
5/20/2012 NGC MS 60   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3279, 3279/Lot# 1100 $24.00
10/7/2012 NGC XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 72534 $220.00
2/17/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 739, 748/Lot# 18 $975.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216243245637285102115131143151159223351487762908117314921870
1318263651667690106120135145153180265396578810996127916180
0000007690106120135145153180265396578810996127900
00000080961101251391481562013084416708591084138500
1897 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12162432456372851021151311431591672783895178881720214026323204
131826365166769010612013514816120431543164011651860230428220
000000769010612013514816120431543164011651860230400
000000809611012513915316424135247476414422000246800
1897 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216243245637285102115131143159265317648122316492921353742455053
1318263651667690106120135148194282427839136520733126377345140
0000007690106120135148194282427839136520733126377300
00000080961101251391532292995371031150724973331400900
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