Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 80,717,011
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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1905 1C MS obverse 1905 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This high mintage date is readily available in all grades through fully red gem. The example illustrated displays "woodgrain" toning from an uneven mix of the alloy. When the planchet strip is rolled out, any irregularities will be drawn in this manner, and toning brings out the resulting draw lines.

Numerous minor varieties are known for this date, as such a large mintage required hundreds of dies for both obverse and reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1905 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.15 2.00 2.00 3.13 6.90 6.90 18.00 19.20 20.40 22.80 25.20 26.40 32.40 44.40 68.75 105 286 810 - - -
$ - - - 23.00 26.00 28.00 30.00 36.00 50.00 77.00 118 310 890 -
1905 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 31.20 40.80 64.80 115 188 390 - - - -
$ - - - - - 34.00 35.00 46.00 73.00 129 210 430 - -
1905 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 51.60 78.00 231 550 1850 14500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 58.00 87.00 250 610 2500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1450
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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2/23/2005 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 5252 $2,070.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 91 $60.95
9/3/2007 NGC MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 2417, 2417/Lot# 1008 $179.20
9/19/2010 NGC MS 66   Red Brown Goldberg $3,795.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7329 $276.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14173 $105.75
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 182216 $111.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121620284150596772818998115127194336751903116714841861
101317223244536168758392103119149241474801991127216090
000000536168758392103119149241474801991127200
0000005664707886951091231712886128521079137800
1905 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121620284150597281941061191271632584718441633203825133066
101317223244536375859811012113919432959511071768219626970
000000536375859811012113919432959511071768219600
0000005667788910211412415122640071913701903235400
1905 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91216202841505972819410611919828842389815152716330039744744
1013172232445363758598110145228333581110319152910352442300
0000005363758598110145228333581110319152910352400
00000056677889102114171258378739130923153105374900
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