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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2019

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1886 TYPE 1 1C PF BN
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 165 220 300 400 550 1250 2250 11000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 450 - 1600 - -
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 300 330 480 775 1400 3300 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 - -
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 620 1750 3000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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 PF BN
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Base------------1891721136---75
-----------------2----2
---------------1-21---4
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Total------------1891821177---81
 ------------1 %10 %11 %22 %26 %21 %9 %--- 
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------24211661---50
----------------12----3
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Total-------------24211781---53
 -------------4 %8 %40 %32 %15 %2 %--- 
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2-21---5
-----------------1----1
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Total---------------2-31---6
 ---------------33 %-50 %17 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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3/18/1996 NGC PF 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 0824, 824/Lot# 124 $196.20
9/27/2007 NGC PF 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 263 $920.00
11/24/2008 NGC PF 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 303, 309/Lot# 51 $299.00
2/2/2012 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7452 $460.00
10/17/2012 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 557 $822.50
7/7/2016 NGC PF 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(5), 1237/Lot# 7076 $822.50
1/4/2017 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(7), 1251/Lot# 8296 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 TYPE 1 1C PF BN
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1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RB
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Base33333333175278409487527607705776103716492388334933
333333360209321435500553639728863124118952708334930
000000360209321435500553639728863124118952708334900
0000003117243365461513580672752950144521413028334900
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RD
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3333333742563865165906507439601755298240435951747330
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1886 TYPE 1 1C PF BNC
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1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RBC
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00000031713445016226887718849821223181426323659402900
1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RDC
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333333310435952769178285797312352175360748216980869130
000000310435952769178285797312352175360748216980869100
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1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RBU
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1886 TYPE 1 1C PF RDU
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00000031314516498409461032116414622514410554367786963900
00000032605137238829681075121016683155441461488712963900
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