Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,350
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Link to this coin

1891 1C PF obverse 1891 1C PF reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

The twin challenges of modest mintage and poor manufacture makes the 1891 proof cent a tough one to find in gem condition. The strike on this issue is often less than full, a phenomenon which author Rick Snow attributed to single strikes.

The Census figures below also reveal that 1891 proof cents are very scarce with cameo contrast.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1891 1C PF BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 190 210 400 520 1350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 675 - - -
1891 1C PF RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 220 335 400 650 2500 2800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 500 850 - - -
1891 1C PF RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 350 650 2100 3000 - - - -
1891 1C PF BNC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2550 - - - -
1891 1C PF RBC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 725 1500 - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 296
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1891 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------41634147----75
-----------------------
----------------1-----1
-----------------------
Total-------------41634157----76
 -------------5 %21 %45 %20 %9 %---- 
1891 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1023814951---169
---------------11-----2
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-------------1023825051---171
 -------------6 %13 %48 %29 %3 %1 %--- 
1891 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------518101----34
-----------------1----1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total--------------518102----35
 --------------14 %51 %29 %6 %---- 
1891 1C PF BNC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100 %---- 
1891 1C PF RBC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1171-----10
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-------------1171-----10
 -------------10 %10 %70 %10 %----- 
1891 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------511----7
-----------------1----1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total---------------512----8
 ---------------63 %13 %25 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/22/1996 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0808, 808/Lot# 127 $152.60
5/28/2008 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 2398 $460.00
11/9/2010 NGC PF 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10141 $460.00
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 64   Red, Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1181/Lot# 3152 $881.25
6/9/2013 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 119582 $368.50
5/11/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 531 $1,800.00
9/22/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1144 $2,990.00
12/18/2016 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131652/Lot# 27842 $364.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339816325130437845651754693014232088296233
333333334119192268328404476526674109416442379296230
000000334119192268328404476526674109416442379296200
000000366141221286353430496536802125818662670296200
1891 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333111179272330406489560898118117642540354433
333333339133210291355433512672992137520222874354430
000000339133210291355433512672992137520222874354400
0000003751562413103804615367851086156922813209354400
1891 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331191982953574375279451288264834705191747333
33333334114523031538346766610591741292240435951747330
00000034114523031538346766610591741292240435951747300
00000038017126233641049780511732194319646176712747300
1891 1C PF BNC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base0000000000000000000000
0000000000000000000000
0000000000000000000000
0000000000000000000000
1891 1C PF RBC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331632583814565536597471160150121923097425333
3333333561942994064885886888841273173124933482425330
0000003561942994064885886888841273173124933482425300
000000310922634043152062371710221387196127953867425300
1891 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333317928241549259370512171629322341696125869133
33333336121332644052563087513542160353848216980869130
00000036121332644052563087513542160353848216980869100
0000003120247370466559667104614912691385354737835869100
1891 1C PF RBU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base0000000000000000000000
0000000000000000000000
0000000000000000000000
0000000000000000000000
1891 1C PF RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333323035751560772585614431908368347246860963933
333333378272409545646768105115982499403054367786963930
000000378272409545646768105115982499403054367786963900
0000003154314462576685812124717533091437761488712963900
Registry Image Gallery

No Images Found

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer