Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 17,650,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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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: 8/30/2019

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1886 TYPE 1 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.00 12.00 28.00 60.00 155 175 190 210 225 235 245 255 300 415 625 1500 2250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 265 345 470 900 - - -
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 300 340 750 1300 6000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2550 11000 - -
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1620 4500 15000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 40000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 484
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1886 TYPE 1 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base114323233728223142-144044422151---382
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---------------1-1----2
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Total114323233728223142-144044432161---384
 0 %0 %1 %1 %6 %6 %10 %7 %6 %8 %11 %-4 %10 %11 %11 %5 %2 %0 %--- 
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------61652193----96
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-----------------2----2
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Total-------------61652195----98
 -------------6 %16 %53 %19 %5 %---- 
1886 TYPE 1 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------411----6
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-----------------------
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Total---------------411----6
 ---------------67 %17 %17 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/25/2002 NGC MS 60   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22111, 22111/Lot# 11099 $149.50
9/6/2004 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 256 $805.00
1/8/2009 NGC XF 45   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 319, 325/Lot# 5139 $138.00
1/1/2012 NGC MS 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 3199, 3199/Lot# 1051 $437.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1439 $288.65
5/17/2015 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131521/Lot# 27312 $305.50
8/23/2015 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131535/Lot# 21378 $305.50
5/14/2017 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131721/Lot# 27006 $176.25


NGC Registry

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