Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 57,180,114
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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1890 1C MS obverse 1890 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, author Rick Snow reported that the planchets used for this year's cent production were purchased from the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, CT.

Examples are fairly common in all circulated grades, and Mint State pieces of mixed quality are likewise common. Gems are elusive, Bowers noted, due to uneven toning such as that seen in the coin illustrated. This specimen also displays die-clash lines on its reverse, Liberty's inverted profile being seen below letter C of CENT.

Given its large mintage, there's no surprise that cents dated 1890 have revealed numerous varieties, the best of which are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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1890 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.35 2.50 3.50 8.00 15.00 26.00 28.00 32.00 43.00 55.00 65.00 85.00 155 380 800 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 95.00 175 - - - -
1890 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 80.00 125 240 850 1900 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 135 300 - - - -
1890 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 150 315 610 2250 11000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 724
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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11/19/1997 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0999, 999/Lot# 1033 $81.75
3/7/2001 PCGS MS 62   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21032, 21032/Lot# 2012 $49.00
12/18/2008 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 310, 316/Lot# 5108 $115.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1444 $316.25
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7192 $488.75
12/22/2013 PCGS XF 40   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 150720 $90.00
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8/1/2014 PCGS XF 45   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20027 $173.90
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1142 $1,006.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161624508110611513116319022023732051590814501571169918782688
16161619336089109120142172200226265385646108914901614175921480
00000089109120142172200226265385646108914901614175900
00000098112126152181210231292450777126915311656181800
1890 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20202020285489115127143179209237272463674153124012576276130764226
20202023376698119132155189218249336533960182124592638286634590
00000098119132155189218249336533960182124592638286600
0000001061231381671992282603996041245211125182699297100
1890 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base242424243259981271391591942272655027351219223352645577590364528402
2424242741721081311461712052403445808961557324353685686608671020
0000001081311461712052403445808961557324353685686608600
00000011713515218221625242365710581895425454735794626900
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