Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,275,000
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1870 1C MS obverse 1870 1C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®


Click on a coin to see VarietyPlus details.

Description & Analysis

Cent production was once again modest in this year, as a glut of existing pieces limited the demand for new ones. Aggravating this situation was the fact that cents were not redeemable when their numbers became excessive, and merchants who accumulated too many would have them refused as bank deposits. This situation was not addressed by Congress until the following year.

A new reverse hub was transitioned during this year. The old hub featured a shallow or depressed letter N in ONE, while the new reverse had this element of equal depth to the rest of the lettering. Very few dies taken from the old hub were used after 1869, and this Reverse of 1869 is rare for 1870 and the next two years.

1870 cents are quite scarce in the higher circulated grades and in Mint State, with fully red examples being genuinely rare.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/9/2016

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1870 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 75.00 125 210 310 435 510 520 575 620 635 645 665 750 925 1350 3200 - - - -
$ - - 535 585 625 - - 685 785 1025 - - - -
1870 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 675 690 735 925 1375 2050 4550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1475 3950 - - -
1870 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 750 800 1050 1750 5050 12250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1000
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 NGC XF 45   Brown Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 44 $345.00
12/22/2008 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 312, 318/Lot# 68 $632.50
5/30/2010 PCGS XF 40   Brown Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1184 $321.00
1/30/2011 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 211022/Lot# 22679 $21.00
5/22/2012 NGC XF 40   Brown Teletrade Auction 3281, 3281/Lot# 1008 $247.00
12/1/2013 PCGS VF 25   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 132965 $253.00
6/2/2014 NGC XF 40   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20007 $376.00
9/20/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131539/Lot# 29652 $293.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20923742364282010211066109511101186123312521271129614211583188628603059326936254918
21829949670188710361076110011351202123912581279133814751684221129263129338840560
0000001076110011351202123912581279133814751684221129263129338800
0000001085110511611217124612651288137915291785253529933199350600
1870 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23025845668687410841131115711771222126912841321136915311949258534474387521461527209
23932453374994411001140116411921238127412961337142316702161287237604663552765040
0000001140116411921238127412961337142316702161287237604663552700
0000001148117012071253127913091353147718102373316040744938583900
1870 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25128248973393011491200122612471270129013271363143317302215373059228938103251186413567
26135157079910031166120912331255127713021339138615321892272044616927940010838124320
00000012091233125512771302133913861532189227204461692794001083800
00000012171240126212831315135114101631205332255191793398631135100
Registry Image Gallery

No Images Found

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer