Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 39,055,431
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1896 1C MS obverse 1896 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue is common in all grades short of fully red gem.

Several minor varieties are known from this high mintage date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1896 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 15.00 25.00 30.00 35.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 70.00 100.00 115 175 420 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 105 125 200 - - -
1896 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 80.00 115 200 310 675 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 240 - - - -
1896 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 200 345 1550 3000 22500 30000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2000 6000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 760
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1896 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-232624761120-3347477403----294
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Total-232624761120-3347477403----294
 -1 %1 %1 %2 %1 %1 %2 %2 %4 %7 %-1 %12 %25 %26 %14 %1 %---- 
1896 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------28811556821---317
-----------------1----1
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Total------------28811556831---318
 ------------1 %3 %25 %49 %21 %1 %0 %--- 
1896 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1108447511--149
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Total-------------1108447511--149
 -------------1 %7 %56 %32 %3 %1 %1 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 992 $1,322.50
8/20/2009 NGC MS 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 403, 409/Lot# 6021 $106.95
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7258 $460.00
6/26/2011 NGC AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1073 $23.00
6/3/2012 NGC MS 62   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54845 $55.00
11/7/2014 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3507, 6061/Lot# 23050 $54.05
3/27/2016 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131614/Lot# 21308 $235.00
4/17/2019 NGC MS 63   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131917/Lot# 27022 $156.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161628598110611111913516318322027238158611031201130614882176
1616162038668910811412414417019523730844975811361236136717170
0000008910811412414417019523730844975811361236136700
0000009810911613015417620825534551893111681271142700
1896 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2020202032638911512313114717922025539566387412391346146116592401
2020202442729811812613615819323230248473399612751384152719060
0000009811812613615819323230248473399612751384152700
000000106120128142168206243348574804111713101423159300
1896 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2424242437729812713514316319424135156310662048417258367704837210721
2424242849811081301381501732102784227311393275647276459792791550
0000001081301381501732102784227311393275647276459792700
0000001171321401561842253144928981721346452817081814900
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