Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,528,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1875 1C MS obverse 1875 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is similar in mintage and overall availability to the 1874 cent. Examples grading up to MS RB exist in sufficient numbers to supply advanced collectors. A number of MS coins have streaky, "woodgrain" toning from uneven mixing of the alloy.

Several minor varieties are noted for this date. While of interest to the specialist, these are not mainstream varieties sought by general collectors. A diligent numismatist may be able to spot these unattributed.




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Last Updated: 5/9/2016

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1875 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 30.00 55.00 75.00 120 155 170 200 220 240 255 275 325 470 700 1400 - - - -
$ - - 175 210 225 - - - 355 525 - - - -
1875 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 265 280 310 400 660 1100 2500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 325 450 750 - - - -
1875 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 325 365 650 1175 4100 12000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1550 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 908
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/20/2003 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 5128 $1,897.50
6/1/2006 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 234 $6,900.00
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 7111 $322.00
6/13/2010 PCGS XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 2870, 2870/Lot# 1022 $115.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Brown Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1078 $230.00
11/10/2013 PCGS XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 146546 $63.80
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7343 $358.38
8/17/2014 PCGS VF 35   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1016 $80.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45591232012724504634895396096637057257648471073127118652010216424283400
50801492253314544725065626276777127387929221139146919132061225227520
0000004725065626276777127387929221139146919132061225200
0000004805225866456917187518199981205166719622113234000
1875 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base506713522029548449752457765070974576482010661271186527272920312234674719
569016324535848850654260167072175178390211341469215227912987323738840
00000050654260167072175178390211341469215227912987323700
00000051555962668973375880198412031667244028563055335200
1875 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base597614724132052453256061869575679482090813631907342749355233554460697935
65100178267388527541579644715769803849106015442414393050345337571966910
000000541579644715769803849106015442414393050345337571900
000000551599669736781811879121117262920443251345440589400
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