Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,187,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1874 1C MS obverse 1874 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The demand for new cents increased in 1874, and this date is not so scarce as the several preceding it. Perhaps this additional demand is what prompted the Treasury to begin reissuing the cents it redeemed under the 1871 law instead of routinely melting and recoining them as in past years.

1874 cents are quite scarce with full red color, but MS RB coins are not too difficult to locate. This date is not noted for interesting die varieties.

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1874 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.00 25.00 50.00 65.00 115 150 165 185 200 215 230 240 280 375 675 1250 - - - -
$ - - 170 190 - - - 250 300 400 750 - - -
1874 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 235 245 265 360 535 975 1750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 600 1125 - - -
1874 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 280 320 475 1350 4300 16000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1600 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 963
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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10/7/1996 NGC MS 66   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0882, 882/Lot# 1017 $626.75
10/6/2001 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #272, 272/Lot# 44 $287.50
12/22/2008 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 312, 318/Lot# 79 $529.00
3/25/2009 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2670, 2670/Lot# 1009 $172.50
9/19/2010 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg $265.00
8/21/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/21/2011, 132/Lot# 15080 $357.50
3/11/2012 NGC XF 40   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131212/Lot# 20008 $80.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 62   Red Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14423 $182.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base375498194255395423477515563620674705735847949127117761916206523203261
43691302143024044414905315826386847157728811056143918231966215026340
0000004414905315826386847157728811056143918231966215000
0000004595025476016566957258109151164160818692015223500
1874 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41591062122784264565125536046637057257939491206154223022472265129574075
477514123432743647552657062467771274884510351318179523592532275333300
00000047552657062467771274884510351318179523592532275300
00000049353958764369171877089711201430204924152591285500
1874 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4563115230301458489549593629709752783856110319693281654569127294793510196
518015325435346850956460565672376280793813922406436966677039750886890
00000050956460565672376280793813922406436966677039750800
000000529578617682738773832102116802844545767907167772100
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