Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,609
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1883 1C PF obverse 1883 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The extraordinarily high sales of proof cents this year is an anomaly that can be explained by the fact that this denomination was available only by purchasing the silver or minor proof sets. With three types of five-cent pieces in 1883, the sale of minor sets was very high, as collectors sought completion.

Perhaps this glut of unwanted proof cents led to their neglect, as gems are certainly not common, despite the great number issued. Cameo examples are also quite rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/9/2016

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1883 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 140 165 225 260 475 1000 2650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1100 3750 -
1883 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 165 200 260 375 615 1500 6750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 425 750 2450 - -
1883 1C PF Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 270 385 725 1600 3900 13750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 6750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 575
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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5/15/1996 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0841, 841/Lot# 114 $250.70
9/13/2006 NGC PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 360 $747.50
8/4/2008 NGC PF 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 271, 277/Lot# 89 $437.00
1/30/2011 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1099 $264.50
8/25/2013 NGC PF 62   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131336/Lot# 24559 $146.88
7/27/2014 NGC PF 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 165336 $165.00
1/18/2015 PCGS PF 63   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3517, 6086/Lot# 21010 $182.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 1C PF Brown
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1883 1C PF Red Brown
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0000003109226340429475497540687923134619792818312200
1883 1C PF Red
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1883 1C PF Brown, Cameo
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1883 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
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00000031573204675816416677229031191169824433418376900
1883 1C PF Red, Cameo
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1883 1C PF Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
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1883 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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Base33333333360534747867925951134519853066513273971032933
33333331224186057878869331082155823453754588783741032930
00000031224186057878869331082155823453754588783741032900
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