Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 46,640,000
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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1893 1C MS obverse 1893 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Numismatist and author Rick Snow reported in his book on this series that the cents of 1893 were all produced from recoined cents and two-cent pieces of earlier years. The U. S. Mint was continuing its boycott of commercial vendors until they lowered their prices for ready-to-coin planchets.

1893 is a very common date in this coin series, with only fully red gems being a challenge to locate.

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1893 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.35 2.50 3.50 9.00 20.00 29.00 30.00 33.00 43.00 55.00 70.00 85.00 155 325 600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 95.00 175 - - - -
1893 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 80.00 125 235 775 1275 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 140 275 850 - - -
1893 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 135 260 435 1000 3650 32500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 500 1250 7700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 889
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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7/7/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29073, 29073/Lot# 24011 $2,530.00
12/2/2010 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 7264 $264.50
1/1/2012 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 3199, 3199/Lot# 1057 $103.50
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9/22/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1147 $1,063.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616287210211912313515519022025532051569511031201130614882176
16161620438210812012714216720023227738557583111361236136717170
00000010812012714216720023227738557583111361236136700
00000011312213114817821024329845063596711681271142700
1893 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202020203281115131135147171209237272437745113818212044211523753332
202020244892120132139155184218249327540876136618952068220226940
000000120132139155184218249327540876136618952068220200
0000001261341431631962282603826421007159319702091228800
1893 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2424242437891271431471591862272584097459901619288574317834851010887
24242428541021321441511682002373085218271200204144007565805993020
0000001321441511682002373085218271200204144007565805900
0000001381461551772132483596339081409246359167700828500
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