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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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1896 U.S. Indian Head Small Cent - American Penny - B10D1511896 U.S. Indian Head Small Cent - American Penny - B10D151 $3.43 1869 Indian Head One Cent, Ag Condition - C8831869 Indian Head One Cent, Ag Condition - C883 $39.00
1908 Indian Head Cent - Anacs Ms 64 Brn1908 Indian Head Cent - Anacs Ms 64 Brn $100.00 1866 Indian Head Cents A1866 Indian Head Cents A $45.95
1920-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar (Good) #Con400191920-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar (Good) #Con40019 $15.00 1909 Indian Head Cent,Nice Coin!(J)1909 Indian Head Cent,Nice Coin!(J) $3.99
1909 Indian Head Cent1909 Indian Head Cent $12.95 1903 Indian Head Cent, Liberty Shows, Em 8101903 Indian Head Cent, Liberty Shows, Em 810 $29.95
1907 Indian Head Penny Gorgeous Toning .#30061907 Indian Head Penny Gorgeous Toning .#3006 $45.00 1913 Lincoln Cent Wheat Penny - Make Us An Offer! #G44561913 Lincoln Cent Wheat Penny - Make Us An Offer! #G4456 $38.00
1870 Indian Head Penny1870 Indian Head Penny $169.96 1872 Indianhead Cent Key date Full date1872 Indianhead Cent Key date Full date $71.20 Was: $89.00
1862 Indian Head Cent, Jb 2901862 Indian Head Cent, Jb 290 $10.95 1902 Indian Head Cents Two(2) Solid Date Rolls 100 Coins Good/Good+!1902 Indian Head Cents Two(2) Solid Date Rolls 100 Coins Good/Good+! $74.99
1894 Indian Head Cent,Very Nice Coin!(J)1894 Indian Head Cent,Very Nice Coin!(J) $3.99 1864 Copper Nickel Indian Head Small Cent Penny #60911864 Copper Nickel Indian Head Small Cent Penny #6091 $30.00
1902 Indian Head Cent,Full Liberty,Nice Coin!(J)1902 Indian Head Cent,Full Liberty,Nice Coin!(J) $2.99 1907 Indian Head Penny, Cent .#30261907 Indian Head Penny, Cent .#3026 $19.95
1902 U.S. Indian Head Cent Penny Lot#08571902 U.S. Indian Head Cent Penny Lot#0857 $8.00 1872 Indian Head Penny Xf401872 Indian Head Penny Xf40 $498.72
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