Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 85,092,703
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1903 1C MS obverse 1903 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This high mintage date is common in all grades, though fully red gems still constitute a minority of survivors. On the plus side, this date seems to have been better made than the issues immediately preceding, with sharp strikes being more common.

There is a rich array of date-punching varieties of interest to the series specialist.

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1903 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 2.25 2.75 5.00 12.00 22.00 25.00 29.00 33.00 38.00 40.00 50.00 60.00 90.00 185 390 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 65.00 100.00 225 - - -
1903 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 40.00 45.00 60.00 80.00 130 265 650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 90.00 145 300 - - -
1903 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 80.00 135 260 625 1775 12000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 90.00 150 300 840 2900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1562
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/19/1997 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0999, 999/Lot# 1040 $54.50
10/7/2003 NGC MS 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23102, 23102/Lot# 11039 $236.90
12/3/2009 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 7125 $161.00
4/27/2011 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 9497 $747.50
10/20/2013 PCGS AU 53   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 737 $17.07
11/10/2013 PCGS XF 40   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 146545 $47.00
9/22/2014 NGC MS 65   Red Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 514 $437.00
9/19/2014 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22040 $37.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616457289102115123147155183220336563891975106612221820
16161616265478931061181311501641952594126729191005111814210
00000078931061181311501641952594126729191005111800
00000083981111201391521742082974877829471036117000
1903 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202020202059819811512713516318320928846370511381239134615332236
2020202033668710411913014417019223534654484911721275140817670
0000008710411913014417019223534654484911721275140800
0000009210912313215417620026240562499412051310147100
1903 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24242424246389106127139147179241288463754133324645264557761057960
24242424377295113131142158200257346560947171033975368575367230
00000095113131142158200257346560947171033975368575300
0000001001201351441682202724056571140208743315473592900
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