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Indian Head (1859-1909)

The Indian Head one cent coin was produced by the United States Mint from 1859 to 1909. It was designed by James Barton Longacre, the engraver at the Philadelphia Mint. more...

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The obverse of the coin shows "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", the head of a Native American wearing a feather head dress, and the year of production. The word "LIBERTY" appears on the band of the head dress.

The coin's reverse side shows "ONE CENT" within an oak wreath (a laurel wreath before 1860), with three arrows inserted under the ribbon that binds the two branches of the wreath. Between the ends of the branches is the shield of the United States.

Composition

The coins struck between 1859 and 1864 contained 88% copper and 12% nickel, as required by law. In 1864, the weight of the coins was reduced from 72 grains to the present weight of 48 grains, and the alloy changed to 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc. Research in 1863 indicated that bronze was an excellent alloy for minor coins, and so the copper-nickel alloy was discontinued. Another possible contributing factor for the alloy change was the whitish color of the early cents, which combined with their size was enough to confuse many merchants into thinking they were dimes, much as more recent cashiers shunned the Susan B. Anthony (minted 1979-1981) dollar coin for having dimensions similar to a quarter. In any event, total production of the Indian Head cent was 1,849,648,000 pieces.

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Unsearched Shotgun Roll w/ Beautiful Full Rainbow Toned Lincoln & Xf Indian HeadUnsearched Shotgun Roll w/ Beautiful Full Rainbow Toned Lincoln & Xf Indian Head $9.99 1863 Indian Head 1c small G Good #150422B-0271863 Indian Head 1c small G Good #150422B-027 $0.99
 1859 Indian Head Cent Bronze -  Good       Y 1859 Indian Head Cent Bronze -  Good       Y $1.00 1864 Indian Head Cent Copper-Nickel Civil War Era Au #01265724b1864 Indian Head Cent Copper-Nickel Civil War Era Au #01265724b $139.00
1899 1 Cent, (Regular Strike) Indian Head Penny, Philadelphia Minted1899 1 Cent, (Regular Strike) Indian Head Penny, Philadelphia Minted $6.99 1908 S Indian Head Cent - Make Us An Offer! #G17971908 S Indian Head Cent - Make Us An Offer! #G1797 $135.00
1864 Indian Head 1c small Bronze G Good #150422B-0361864 Indian Head 1c small Bronze G Good #150422B-036 $0.99 1886 Indian Head Cent Type 1 (2220)1886 Indian Head Cent Type 1 (2220) $7.50
Unsearched Shotgun Roll w/ 1873 and 1902 Indian Head Cents showing ~Closed ThreeUnsearched Shotgun Roll w/ 1873 and 1902 Indian Head Cents showing ~Closed Three $10.49 1899 U.S. Indian Head Penny1899 U.S. Indian Head Penny $99.00
 1909 Indian Head Cent - Good                K 1909 Indian Head Cent - Good                K $1.00 1866 Indian Head Cent Xf details * *1866 Indian Head Cent Xf details * * $69.00
Coinhunters- 1864-L Indian Head Cent - Very Good+, Vg+, Pointed Bust, Semi KeyCoinhunters- 1864-L Indian Head Cent - Very Good+, Vg+, Pointed Bust, Semi Key $83.60 Was: $95.00 1864 Bronze Indian Head Cent Pcgs Ms 63 Rb Nice Even Color1864 Bronze Indian Head Cent Pcgs Ms 63 Rb Nice Even Color $309.99
Unsearched Shotgun Roll w/ Higher grade Reverse Indian Head Cents showingUnsearched Shotgun Roll w/ Higher grade Reverse Indian Head Cents showing $9.99 1906 1Cent, Brown (Regular Strike) Indian Head Penny Philadelphia Minted1906 1Cent, Brown (Regular Strike) Indian Head Penny Philadelphia Minted $8.99
Authentic 2 Indian Head Penny's From 1865 One Cent Couples Gift Present MatchingAuthentic 2 Indian Head Penny's From 1865 One Cent Couples Gift Present Matching $9.99 1866 Indian small cent Xf details #L377A-0541866 Indian small cent Xf details #L377A-054 $4.25
1901 Indian Head Penny 1 Cent Lucky?1901 Indian Head Penny 1 Cent Lucky? $0.99 1864L Indian 1C (#467) Pointed Bust Almost Good Lite Rev. Scrs. Check out the Ph1864L Indian 1C (#467) Pointed Bust Almost Good Lite Rev. Scrs. Check out the Ph $23.00
1906 Indian Head Cent Nice Looking Coin G-Vg+ Bonus!1906 Indian Head Cent Nice Looking Coin G-Vg+ Bonus! $4.15  1909 Indian Head Cent - Good                    H 1909 Indian Head Cent - Good                    H $1.00
1880 Indian Head Penny Vf Xf 2303H1880 Indian Head Penny Vf Xf 2303H $16.99 elf Indian Head Cent 1909elf Indian Head Cent 1909 $9.00
1863 Indian Head Cent Nice Coin (542)1863 Indian Head Cent Nice Coin (542) $19.99 Indian Head Cent + Bonus Proof Native American Dollar & Kennedy Proof halfIndian Head Cent + Bonus Proof Native American Dollar & Kennedy Proof half $9.99
1866 Indian Head Cent G+ * *1866 Indian Head Cent G+ * * $39.00 1904 1C Bn Indian Cent1904 1C Bn Indian Cent $6.99
1903 Indian Head Cent1903 Indian Head Cent $0.99 1908 1C Indian Cent - item 10781908 1C Indian Cent - item 1078 $2.00
1866 Indian Head Penny Fine 2302H1866 Indian Head Penny Fine 2302H $39.00 1864 Indian small cent C-N F Fine #L377A-0101864 Indian small cent C-N F Fine #L377A-010 $0.99
1907 Indian Cent 1C - Certified Pcgs Uncirculated Details - Rare Unc Ms Bu Penny1907 Indian Cent 1C - Certified Pcgs Uncirculated Details - Rare Unc Ms Bu Penny $117.50 Was: $125.00 1906 Indian Head Copper Penny Avg Circulated Good Filler1906 Indian Head Copper Penny Avg Circulated Good Filler $1.69
*1898 Indian Head Cent, Fine Spanish/American War*1898 Indian Head Cent, Fine Spanish/American War $3.50 Unsearched Shotgun Roll w/ Xf 1898 and 1908-? Indian Head Cents showingUnsearched Shotgun Roll w/ Xf 1898 and 1908-? Indian Head Cents showing $9.99
1859 Copper Nickel Indian Head Cent Nice Circulated Coin1859 Copper Nickel Indian Head Cent Nice Circulated Coin $39.99 1909 Indian small cent Xf Ext Fine #L377A-0531909 Indian small cent Xf Ext Fine #L377A-053 $0.99
1866 Indian Cent Ngc Au50 Bn1866 Indian Cent Ngc Au50 Bn $230.00 1875 Indian small cent F details #L377A-0201875 Indian small cent F details #L377A-020 $5.50
*1862 Copper/Nickel Indian Head Cent, Good Civil War*1862 Copper/Nickel Indian Head Cent, Good Civil War $12.00 1872 Indian small cent Vg Very Good #L377A-0171872 Indian small cent Vg Very Good #L377A-017 $21.22
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1859-79, Indian Head (1859-1909), Small Cents, Coins: US
1880-1909, Indian Head (1859-1909), Small Cents, Coins: US
Mixed Lots, Indian Head (1859-1909), Small Cents, Coins: US

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