Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 45,223,523
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1887 1C MS obverse 1887 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A reliable supplier of good quality planchets was found in 1887, and normal cent production resumed for the first time since 1884. The result was an outpouring of cents in numbers not seen for the past several years. This date is common in all grades short of fully red gem.

One of the more popular Indian Head varieties is found for this date. FS-101 (Snow-1) has distinct doubling on the right side of the obverse, most notably in OF AMERICA.

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1887 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.25 4.75 6.00 9.00 22.00 35.00 38.00 43.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 130 170 325 575 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 140 190 350 - - -
1887 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 110 140 330 675 1075 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 160 365 - - - -
1887 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 160 340 725 2050 10000 37500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 875 3100 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 647
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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1/31/1996 NGC MS 63   Red Teletrade Auction 0811, 811/Lot# 127 $70.85
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 73 $75.90
6/1/2006 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 253 $718.75
4/27/2011 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 9467 $109.25
6/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54407 $331.10
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 593 $402.50
11/9/2015 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24656 $70.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616162028728911513515920121222025542352784713331447156817762555
16161723437898122143173205215232311458634100913711487163720360
00000098122143173205215232311458634100913711487163700
000000106128151187208217243367492740117114091528170700
1887 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20202024328198127147179220255272336463838139317531893204022923226
2020212748871081341581932322612933785881023151318001942212426030
0000001081341581932322612933785881023151318001942212400
0000001171401682062432663154217131208163318461991220800
1887 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24242428378910614316319424127829547780214502268491284288869961012203
242425315495118150173210253284356585101817233149608485759116104740
00000011815017321025328435658510181723314960848575911600
00000013115618422526628941669412341995403172568722936300
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