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 BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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 RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 80.00 115 200 310 675 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 240 - - - -
1896 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 200 345 1550 3000 22500 30000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2000 6000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 765
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: 11/19/2019 1896 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-232624761120-3347577403----295
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Total-232624761120-3347577403----295
 -1 %1 %1 %2 %1 %1 %2 %2 %4 %7 %-1 %12 %25 %26 %14 %1 %---- 
1896 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------28811567021---320
-----------------1----1
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Total------------28811567031---321
 ------------1 %2 %25 %49 %22 %1 %0 %--- 
1896 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1108448511--150
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Total-------------1108448511--150
 -------------1 %7 %56 %32 %3 %1 %1 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/23/2007 NGC MS 66   Brown Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2438 $575.00
12/3/2009 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 7116 $109.25
11/28/2010 PCGS MS 62   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2967, 2967/Lot# 1073 $69.00
2/24/2011 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 561, 568/Lot# 7004 $1,357.00
3/2/2014 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131410/Lot# 28988 $90.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 169718 $440.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5191 $182.13
9/20/2015 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131539/Lot# 29059 $188.00


NGC Registry

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