Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,938
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 PF obverse 1897 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The proof cents of this date were made with great care and among the few issues for which cameo contrast is not rare. Fully red gems are quite scarce, however, due to poor storage over the years.

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1897 1C PF Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 125 145 225 325 575 1350 - - - -
$ - - - - - 130 165 250 375 700 1900 - -
1897 1C PF Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 175 270 500 1075 1850 3300 10750 - -
$ - - - - - - 190 300 550 1200 2100 - -
1897 1C PF Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 240 340 585 1450 2350 12500 39000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 650 1750 3950 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 248
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/14/1997 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0945, 945/Lot# 1033 $414.20
3/27/2000 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1288, 1288/Lot# 1029 $599.50
2/5/2006 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 39 $897.00
3/20/2008 NGC PF 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 231, 237/Lot# 5094 $465.75
8/11/2010 NGC PF 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 8341 $1,840.00
1/22/2012 PCGS PF 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/22/2012, 4/Lot# 34295 $205.70
3/27/2015 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5174 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 1C PF Brown
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1897 1C PF Red Brown
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1897 1C PF Red
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Base333333331191982953573924377981381216924833843569133
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1897 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1897 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333135220330395437484690807119215142210311933
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1897 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1897 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1897 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333320532046655160066111441893287532614907710233
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00000037024336849456762082213932220300338095638710200
000000313728141752258364098316432547313243586370710200
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