Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 32,326,367
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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1908 1C MS obverse 1908 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1908 was the penultimate year of Indian Head Cent coinage, and Victor D. Brenner was already at work on its replacement. Production dropped to less than a third that of the year before, as America struggled with the aftermath of the financial Panic of 1907.

Despite its reduced mintage, the 1908 is only slightly scarcer than previous dates of that decade in circulated grades. Mint State pieces of this date are normal in availability, as the preservation of unused coins seems to have been fairly consistent from year to year. The NGC Census reveals that even fully red gems are not too difficult to locate.

This was the final year in which dates were punched into each working die by hand, and thus it is the last opportunity to find repunched dates (RPD) and misplaced dates (MPD). There are several of each, but they don't generate much interest among general collectors of the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/9/2016

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1908 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 90.00 175 375 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 65.00 100.00 225 - - -
1908 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 40.00 45.00 60.00 75.00 130 240 575 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 85.00 145 275 - - -
1908 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 80.00 135 240 600 1950 25000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 90.00 150 275 - 5450 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1649
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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5/31/2000 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1315, 1315/Lot# 1019 $98.10
1/1/2009 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 316, 322/Lot# 5104 $161.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 761 $437.00
10/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131245/Lot# 26746 $89.00
7/29/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3441, 3441/Lot# 1030 $100.00
9/29/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 141132 $16.00
6/30/2014 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20052 $82.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616164563891021151231471631832203365639491037113212961920
16161616265172931061181311521701952594126929781069118715040
00000072931061181311521701952594126929781069118700
000000809811112013915817620829748782010081100124100
1908 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202020202054729811512713516318320928846370512061312142416182347
2020202031608110411913014417019223534654487212411349148918610
0000008110411913014417019223534654487212411349148900
00000089109123132154176200262405624103912771387155300
1908 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base242424242463811061271391471792012884777451450236873177715838310735
24242424376989113131142158186230351566980175640187450793891670
00000089113131142158186230351566980175640187450793800
000000981201351441681942594146561215206256677582816000
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