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1888 1c Misplaced Date, FS-305, S-32 MS BN

1888 1c Misplaced Date, FS-305, S-32 MS BN

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 285708)

The 1888 Cent is part of a series of Indian Head, Shield Reverse (Bronze) coins struck from 1864-1909. The specific variety is Misplaced Date. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin from a mintage of 37,489,832 struck.
The 1888 Indian Cent is a common issue in the Indian Cent Series. Circulated coins are extremely common and accessible. In order for uncirculated coins to be scarce and valuable there must be partial or complete red coloring. The finest gems can be very rare.
Obverse: A portrait bearing the likeness of a Native American in full headdress framed by the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery. The date is centered at the bottom under the portrait.
Reverse: The reverse bears the denomination of ONE CENT in the center surrounded by a wreath bearing a ribbon with arrows tied in at the bottom center.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 285708
Coin Date: 1888
Denomination: 1c / Cent
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 37,489,832
Coinage Type: Indian Head, Shield Reverse (Bronze)
Coinage Years: 1864-1909
Composition: 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin
Variety: Misplaced Date
Variety 2: FS-305, S-32
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 3.11 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James B. Longacre
Obverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1888
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Lettering: ONE CENT
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
PCGS #: 37540
NGC ID: 228G
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