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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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1907 Indian Head Cent Nice Brown Unc (A10640)1907 Indian Head Cent Nice Brown Unc (A10640) $47.95 U.S. 1863 -Indian Head Cent. *Nr .99 StartU.S. 1863 -Indian Head Cent. *Nr .99 Start $5.06
1860 Indian Head One Cent1860 Indian Head One Cent $5.00 1862 Copper/Nickel Indian Head/Oak Wreath w/Shield Cent Extra Fine 1-Cent1862 Copper/Nickel Indian Head/Oak Wreath w/Shield Cent Extra Fine 1-Cent $59.50
1894 Indian Cent Ms64Bn Pcgs Mpd Fs-402 S-2 Cherrypicker Multiple Punched Date1894 Indian Cent Ms64Bn Pcgs Mpd Fs-402 S-2 Cherrypicker Multiple Punched Date $600.00 1899 Indian Head Penny, Au Condition Toned1899 Indian Head Penny, Au Condition Toned $24.00
1897 Indian Cent Au58 Pcgs Mpd Fs-401 S-1 Cherrypicker Misplaced Digit1897 Indian Cent Au58 Pcgs Mpd Fs-401 S-1 Cherrypicker Misplaced Digit $1,100.00 1863 Indian Cent Penny Copper/Nickel Scarce Coin # 9041863 Indian Cent Penny Copper/Nickel Scarce Coin # 904 $8.44
1865 United States Indian Head Cent - Penny - G1865 United States Indian Head Cent - Penny - G $11.00 1909P Indian Head Penny 1 Cent Full Liberty Headband Vf at 20+ Copper Coin #1061909P Indian Head Penny 1 Cent Full Liberty Headband Vf at 20+ Copper Coin #106 $15.99
Us Coins Very Nice 1c 1903 Good Indian Head Cent Coin Penny
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 Antique #S36Us Coins Very Nice 1c 1903 Good Indian Head Cent Coin Penny 00004000 Antique #S36 $1.99 1863 Indian Head Cent,Partial Liberty,Nice Tougher Date!(H)1863 Indian Head Cent,Partial Liberty,Nice Tougher Date!(H) $3.99
1902 Indian Head Cent Penny Exact Coin Pictured Flat Rate Shipping Coin #10871902 Indian Head Cent Penny Exact Coin Pictured Flat Rate Shipping Coin #1087 $1.69 Indian Head Cents 7 coin lot - Good 1889, 96, 1901, (2) 1902, 1905 And 1906Indian Head Cents 7 coin lot - Good 1889, 96, 1901, (2) 1902, 1905 And 1906 $6.75
1867/67 Indian Head/Oak Wreath w/Shield rev Cent Xf 1c Fs-01-1867-301(008)Snow-11867/67 Indian Head/Oak Wreath w/Shield rev Cent Xf 1c Fs-01-1867-301(008)Snow-1 $599.00 1946-D Ms-65 Red Lincoln Cent * Pcgs Ms 65 Red * Nice Coin *1946-D Ms-65 Red Lincoln Cent * Pcgs Ms 65 Red * Nice Coin * $9.99
1908 Indian Cent Au, nice1908 Indian Cent Au, nice $19.00 1868 Indian Head Cent,Tougher Date!(H)1868 Indian Head Cent,Tougher Date!(H) $5.99
1907 Indian Head Cent Penny Exact Coin Pictured Flat Rate Shipping #07671907 Indian Head Cent Penny Exact Coin Pictured Flat Rate Shipping #0767 $1.65 1907 Indian Head Cent - United States Penny Coin1907 Indian Head Cent - United States Penny Coin $17.95
Us Coins Very Nice 1c 1903 Good Indian Head Cent Coin Penny Antique #S31Us Coins Very Nice 1c 1903 Good Indian Head Cent Coin Penny Antique #S31 $1.99 1897 Indian Cent Anacs Au50 Details Tooled-Cleaned1897 Indian Cent Anacs Au50 Details Tooled-Cleaned $30.00
Rare Date 1868 Indian Head Penny (Please see pics)Rare Date 1868 Indian Head Penny (Please see pics) $22.50 Was: Previous Price $30.00 1864 Br Indian Head Cent,Nice Tougher Date!(H)1864 Br Indian Head Cent,Nice Tougher Date!(H) $5.99
Roll of 50 Indian Head Cents Penny Exact Coins Pictured Flat Rate Shipping #16Roll of 50 Indian Head Cents Penny Exact Coins Pictured Flat Rate Shipping #16 $56.29 Key Date 1882 Indian Head Penny (Please See Pics)Key Date 1882 Indian Head Penny (Please See Pics) $5.25 Was: Previous Price $7.00
1867 Indian Head Cent - Old Us Penny Coin1867 Indian Head Cent - Old Us Penny Coin $39.95 1870 One Cent Indian Head Penny G4 Bn Brown Good 4 Ngc Coin Lot# Mz 11381870 One Cent Indian Head Penny G4 Bn Brown Good 4 Ngc Coin Lot# Mz 1138 $59.65
1897 Indian Cent Vf30 Pcgs Mpd Fs-401 S-1 Cherrypicker Multiple Punched Date1897 Indian Cent Vf30 Pcgs Mpd Fs-401 S-1 Cherrypicker Multiple Punched Date $200.00 1897 Ngc Proof Details Indian Cent Proof Strike1897 Ngc Proof Details Indian Cent Proof Strike $178.59 Was: Previous Price $189.99
1907 Indian Head Penny, Au Condition1907 Indian Head Penny, Au Condition $29.00 1901-1907 Indian Head Nice Coin Run Ih21901-1907 Indian Head Nice Coin Run Ih2 $5.50
1905 Indian Head Cent Penny Exact Coin Pictur
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1883 Indian Head Cent,Visable Liberty,Nice Coin!(H)1883 Indian Head Cent,Visable Liberty,Nice Coin!(H) $5.99 1884 Indian Head Cent,Nice Coin!(H)1884 Indian Head Cent,Nice Coin!(H) $2.99
1909-S Indian Head/Oak Wreath w/Shield rev Cent Pcgs Vf 30 1c1909-S Indian Head/Oak Wreath w/Shield rev Cent Pcgs Vf 30 1c $545.00 Us Coins Nice Vg+ 1902 Good Indian Head Cent Antique Coin Partial Liberty #S37Us Coins Nice Vg+ 1902 Good Indian Head Cent Antique Coin Partial Liberty #S37 $3.99
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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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