Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 79,609,158
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1901 1C MS obverse 1901 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Like most 20th Century Indian Head Cents, this date is common in all circulated grades. It is challenging only in fully red gem, but even these examples are not truly rare.

Only minor varieties are noted for this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1901 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 30.00 35.00 45.00 55.00 65.00 95.00 175 400 1250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 75.00 110 215 - - -
1901 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 60.00 75.00 115 200 550 1900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 85.00 165 295 - - -
1901 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 135 195 575 1350 13000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 110 145 250 900 3000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1983
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1901 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-74284134817371128816420593101---678
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Total-74284134817371128816420593101---678
 -1 %1 %0 %1 %1 %2 %1 %1 %3 %5 %0 %2 %13 %24 %30 %14 %1 %0 %--- 
1901 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------538225457189251---940
-----------------11---2
---------------2------2
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Total------------538225459189262---944
 ------------1 %4 %24 %49 %20 %3 %0 %--- 
1901 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------445160126282---365
-----------------2----2
-----------------11---2
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Total-------------445160126313---369
 -------------1 %12 %43 %34 %8 %1 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/9/2008 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 290, 296/Lot# 5029 $552.00
2/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 3015, 3015/Lot# 1017 $48.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 65   Red Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 744 $776.00
10/23/2011 NGC MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/23/2011, 141/Lot# 20777 $121.00
11/4/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131246/Lot# 28020 $111.63
8/8/2014 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21116 $86.95
10/12/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25626 $20.00
11/9/2015 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24663 $258.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161645598910211512314715518322033656310661609183320662934
161616162650699310611813115016419525941273112471684191123550
000000699310611813115016419525941273112471684191100
000000799811112013915217420829748789814281758198800
1901 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202020202050679811512713516318320928847774512712352252528213902
2020202030567710411913014417019223535156692016312410262431810
0000007710411913014417019223535156692016312410262400
00000088109123132154176200262414656109619922467272200
1901 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24242424245981106127139147179237288463745145023024565484753227022
24242424366689113131142158198254346557980173430564659500558890
00000089113131142158198254346557980173430564659500500
000000981201351441682182714056511215201838114753516400
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