Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,290
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 PF obverse 1886 TYPE 1 1C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The very high sales of proof cents in 1886 is an unexplained anomaly. Unlike 1883, when the three different types of nickel drove sales of minor proof sets, this year had nothing special to offer. Yes, there was a change of obverse hub, resulting in Type 1 and Type 2 1886 cents, but collectors of the time took no notice of this.

In his Guide Book, Rick Snow estimated that perhaps 2,500 of the 4,290 proof cents sold in 1886 were of this first type having the last feather between letters IC. While these are more available than Type 2 proofs, they are rare in fully red gem or with any degree of cameo contrast.

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Last Updated: 8/8/2019

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1886 TYPE 1 1C PF BN
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1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RB
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1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RD
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 144
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/8/2021 1886 TYPE 1 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1891822186---82
-----------------2----2
---------------1-21---4
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Total------------1891922227---88
 ------------1%9%10%22%25%25%8%--- 
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------25251781---58
----------------12----3
---------------1------1
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Total-------------252618101---62
 -------------3%8%42%29%16%2%--- 
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2-2----4
-----------------1----1
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Total---------------2-3----5
 ---------------40%-60%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 TYPE 1 1C PF BN
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Base3333333314323034240944551564272994911811764254033
333333349172267364421468557671802102613752022254033
000000349172267364421468557671802102613752022254000
000000396201304386433491599700875110315692281254000
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RB
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Base33333333175278409487527607705776103716492388334933
333333360209321435500553639728863124118952708334933
000000360209321435500553639728863124118952708334900
0000003117243365461513580672752950144521413028334900
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332163364875756207118091264273834705191747333
3333333742563865165906507439601755298240435951747333
0000003742563865165906507439601755298240435951747300
000000314529643654560568077611122246322646176712747300
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RBC
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Base333333332553895586557058049251011133020562921402933
3333333872994455906717388449531117157223443290402933
0000003872994455906717388449531117157223443290402900
00000031713445016226887718849821223181426323659402900
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RDC
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Base3333333330846365576482093310531600332641696125869133
333333310435952769178285797312352175360748216980869133
000000310435952769178285797312352175360748216980869100
0000003206411591727801895101314172750388854737835869100
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RDU
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Base33333333389575798925990111812561874379647246860963933
33333331314516498409461032116414622514410554367786963933
00000031314516498409461032116414622514410554367786963900
00000032605137238829681075121016683155441461488712963900
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