Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
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.
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1886 TYPE 1 1C MS obverse 1886 TYPE 1 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Midway throught this year's cent production, the Mint's Engraving Department move the words OF AMERICA upward to make them better balanced with UNITED STATES. This is most noticeable in the relative position of the lowest feather. On the Type 1 cents, similar to those of previous years, this feather points between letters IC, while the Type 2 cents of this and subsequent years the feather points between CA.

Type 1 1886 cents comprise the majority of this year's coinage and are thus more common. These coins are also better made overall than the Type 2 cents, with sharper details from less worn dies. Fully red examples, however, are quite scarce.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/9/2016

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1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.00 12.00 25.00 55.00 150 165 175 195 215 225 235 250 310 435 875 1750 2950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 265 345 490 950 - - -
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 250 285 350 420 850 1650 7250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2400 - - -
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 450 650 1750 5750 19500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 44000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 426
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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7/1/1996 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0854, 854/Lot# 1050 $1,053.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 885 $2,185.00
2/28/2005 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #367, 367/Lot# 113 $299.00
8/8/2014 NGC MS 61   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21108 $123.38
10/12/2014 NGC AU 53   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 222719 $144.00
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 50   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10443 $124.00
9/6/2015 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131537/Lot# 25023 $188.00
9/6/2015 PCGS MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131537/Lot# 25507 $188.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base242437942014775025275515866206536746958381044155822502727292032484443
2428561302934855105355635976316606817439071215178924092791302936460
0000005105355635976316606817439071215178924092791302900
0000005195435746096426676887909751387201925682856313900
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2828411022205125395655916296636747057839901505233534473675391543225787
28326114131752154857460464066768473185211621782270635233755405148100
00000054857460464066768473185211621782270635233755405100
00000055658261665267069575792113332058307635993835418600
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base323245115241549579607633672709721752104412712268398454665787612366878687
323668157344559588616646684713731849112016032840447855735899631173540
000000588616646684713731849112016032840447855735899631100
000000598624659697717742947119519363412497256806011649900
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