Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,575
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1881 1C PF obverse 1881 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a huge mintage for the period, 1881 proof cents are fairly abundant. The typical example has highly reflective fields but with little or no cameo contrast. Spotty red and red-brown survivors are mostly from old dealer hoards that were dispersed from the 1930s through the '60s.

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1881 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 180 230 360 585 1175 3400 - - -
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1881 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 210 275 400 650 1600 3700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 525 - - - -
1881 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 425 635 1100 2100 7900 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 398
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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1/7/2000 NGC PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2000 F.U.N. Signature Sale #218, 218/Lot# 6391 $690.00
4/25/2005 NGC PF 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 48 $327.75
11/28/2005 NGC PF 66   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #64, 69/Lot# 20 $598.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF XF 40   Red Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2902 $3,720.00
1/3/2011 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 126 $357.65
5/29/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Red Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 912 $3,105.00
2/4/2013 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3416, 3416/Lot# 1131 $499.38
12/22/2013 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 148257 $294.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 1C PF Brown
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1881 1C PF Red Brown
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Base33333333163258381453463487575809110314832169306633
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00000031092263404294594795457311005135619402767306600
1881 1C PF Red
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1881 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1881 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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00000031573204675816226457279561289170923963357370400
1881 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1881 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1881 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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