Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,790
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 PF obverse 1903 1C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite the lowest sales figure since 1877, the proof cents dated 1903 are not particularly rare, and the availability of red gems is comparable to other dates from the period.

Cameo pieces are all but unknown, as the Mint failed to prepare its proof dies for 1903 in such a manner as to provide the desired contrast. Instead, fresh proof dies revealed fine polishing lines in place of frosted cavities.

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Last Updated: 8/12/2019

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1903 1C PF BN
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 165 235 300 580 1100 - - - -
1903 1C PF RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 210 300 375 625 1250 3800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 800 1900 - -
1903 1C PF RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 365 515 1100 1900 6500 35000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1350 - 13500 -
1903 1C PF RDC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1400 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 261
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1903 1C PF BN
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Base-------------4815831---39
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Total-------------4815831---39
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1903 1C PF RB
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Base-------------2236046156---152
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Total-------------2236047188---158
 -------------1%15%38%30%11%5%--- 
1903 1C PF RD
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Base--------------326181642--69
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---------------1------1
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Total--------------327181842--72
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1903 1C PF RBC
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Base-----------------------
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100%---- 
1903 1C PF RDC
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Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 1C PF BN
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1903 1C PF RB
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1903 1C PF RD
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1903 1C PF BNC
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1903 1C PF RBC
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00000031092263404314835345948601229169924123378372600
1903 1C PF RDC
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1903 1C PF RBU
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1903 1C PF RDU
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