Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,938
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1897 1C PF obverse 1897 1C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The proof cents of this date were made with great care and among the few issues for which cameo contrast is not rare. Fully red gems are quite scarce, however, due to poor storage over the years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1897 1C PF BN
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 190 235 320 650 1200 2500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 1950 - -
1897 1C PF RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 270 315 475 775 1350 2450 11000 - -
1897 1C PF RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 745 1200 3400 - - - -
1897 1C PF RBC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1300 5500 - - - -
1897 1C PF RDC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1800 - 11000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 262
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1897 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------14182426141---88
-----------------11---2
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Total------------14182426152---90
 ------------1 %4 %20 %27 %29 %17 %2 %--- 
1897 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------3205052143---142
------------------1---1
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Total-------------3205052144---143
 -------------2 %14 %35 %36 %10 %3 %--- 
1897 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-972----19
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Total-------------1-972----19
 -------------5 %-47 %37 %11 %---- 
1897 1C PF BNC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100 %------ 
1897 1C PF RBC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1122----6
-----------------11---2
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Total--------------11231---8
 --------------13 %13 %25 %38 %13 %--- 
1897 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------21-1---4
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Total---------------21-1---4
 ---------------50 %25 %-25 %--- 
1897 1C PF RBU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100 %---- 
1897 1C PF RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------------1---1
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Total------------------1---1
 ------------------100 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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3/8/1999 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1141, 1141/Lot# 1034 $327.00
9/16/2003 NGC PF 67   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23094, 23094/Lot# 13051 $833.75
3/20/2008 NGC PF 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 231, 237/Lot# 5094 $465.75
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 68   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(3), 1166/Lot# 4252 $8,050.00
6/22/2014 PCGS PF 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 202489 $430.10
7/11/2014 PCGS PF 65   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5192 $2,056.25
9/22/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1156 $920.00
1/6/2016 PCGS PF 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 7210 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 1C PF BN
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1897 1C PF RB
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Base33333333111179272330363406588692103713301964280133
333333339133210291341377466622807113415412243280130
000000339133210291341377466622807113415412243280100
000000375156241310352391527657922123217522522280100
1897 1C PF RD
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Base333333331191982953573924377981381216924833843569133
3333333411452303153684075579921643227329364459569130
0000003411452303153684075579921643227329364459569100
00000038017126233638042267711861906237833895075569100
1897 1C PF BNC
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1897 1C PF RBC
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Base33333333135220330395437484690807119215142210311933
333333347163256351409452552729935129917462513311930
000000347163256351409452552729935129917462513311900
0000003911912933734234686217681063140619782816311900
1897 1C PF RDC
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Base333333331512413574264665179251571243327744244622633
33333335218127938043948365311401858254632644904622630
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1897 1C PF RBU
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1897 1C PF RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333320532046655160066111441893287532614907710233
33333337024336849456762082213932220300338095638710230
00000037024336849456762082213932220300338095638710200
000000313728141752258364098316432547313243586370710200
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