Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 32,326,367
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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1908 1C MS obverse 1908 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1908 was the penultimate year of Indian Head Cent coinage, and Victor D. Brenner was already at work on its replacement. Production dropped to less than a third that of the year before, as America struggled with the aftermath of the financial Panic of 1907.

Despite its reduced mintage, the 1908 is only slightly scarcer than previous dates of that decade in circulated grades. Mint State pieces of this date are normal in availability, as the preservation of unused coins seems to have been fairly consistent from year to year. The NGC Census reveals that even fully red gems are not too difficult to locate.

This was the final year in which dates were punched into each working die by hand, and thus it is the last opportunity to find repunched dates (RPD) and misplaced dates (MPD). There are several of each, but they don't generate much interest among general collectors of the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/15/2015

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1908 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 2.25 2.75 5.00 12.00 12.00 22.00 25.00 28.00 30.00 36.00 38.00 45.00 55.00 90.00 175 375 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 65.00 100.00 225 - - -
1908 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 45.00 52.00 75.00 135 240 550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 85.00 150 275 - - -
1908 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 140 260 750 1850 24000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 85.00 155 325 - 5350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1570
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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2/5/1996 NGC MS 66   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0812, 812/Lot# 112 $272.50
2/5/2006 NGC MS 65   Red Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 42 $546.00
4/30/2007 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 137, 142/Lot# 64 $931.50
8/14/2007 NGC MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2007 August Milwaukee, WI Final Session #445, 445/Lot# 7154 $149.50
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 9387 $207.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 571 $2,990.00
6/9/2014 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20042 $82.25
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 65   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 203758 $103.40
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131442/Lot# 25045 $64.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912162432455463727685941021191392013369181095139817612187
1013182636485766737988961071251592465309771196151919030
0000005766737988961071251592465309771196151900
00000060697482919911313218029172410361297164000
1908 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91216243245546376859810613115117125842313452335286034674164
1013182636485767798910011413715720031373016752510306236990
0000005767798910011413715720031373016752510306200
00000060718293103122144164229368103720052685326400
1908 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91216243245546376859810613123429845684418783268393747025572
10131826364857677989100114165255350585118823413491419249920
00000057677989100114165255350585118823413491419200
00000060718293103122199276403714153328043714444700
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