Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 85,092,703
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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1903 1C MS obverse 1903 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This high mintage date is common in all grades, though fully red gems still constitute a minority of survivors. On the plus side, this date seems to have been better made than the issues immediately preceding, with sharp strikes being more common.

There is a rich array of date-punching varieties of interest to the series specialist.

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1903 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 2.25 2.75 5.00 12.00 22.00 25.00 28.00 30.00 38.00 45.00 55.00 90.00 175 340 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 100.00 195 - - -
1903 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 45.00 52.00 75.00 135 240 500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 85.00 150 270 - - -
1903 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 135 260 650 2000 10500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 85.00 150 300 875 2900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1493
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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3/16/1998 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1032, 1032/Lot# 1054 $54.50
11/14/2001 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1506, 1506/Lot# 1046 $545.00
7/20/2004 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320, 320/Lot# 5171 $431.25
12/4/2008 PCGS XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 10442 $373.75
8/27/2009 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 405, 411/Lot# 5041 $120.75
2/15/2010 NGC MS 65   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3012 $862.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 748 $460.00
6/3/2013 NGC MS 61   Brown Teletrade Auction 3433, 3433/Lot# 1063 $24.00
10/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 147531 $95.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373737505989102115123147155183220336563891874113114421811
3737373741536993106118131150164195259412672891960123515650
0000006993106118131150164195259412672891960123500
00000079981111201391521742082974877828911045133800
1903 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base373737373750596776859816318320928846370511381633203825133066
3737373741536270798912017019223534654484913031768219626970
0000006270798912017019223534654484913031768219600
0000006473829414117620026240562499414681903235500
1903 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737373737505967768598106123288463745133323195264312237694510
37373737415362707989101112178346557941166233015264333840160
00000062707989101112178346557941166233015264333800
000000647382941031172334056511137199042825264355300
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