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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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1864 Philadelphia Mint Bronze Indian Head Cent Free S/H1864 Philadelphia Mint Bronze Indian Head Cent Free S/H $3.75 1904 Indian Head Cent is Problem Free- I Grade it Xf- Pleasant Color!1904 Indian Head Cent is Problem Free- I Grade it Xf- Pleasant Color! $3.75
1860 Philadelphia Mint Copper-Nickel Indian Head Cent Free Shipping1860 Philadelphia Mint Copper-Nickel Indian Head Cent Free Shipping $3.25 1884 Indian Head Cent- Scarce ! Extra Fine+/Almost Uncirculated ! #K83301884 Indian Head Cent- Scarce ! Extra Fine+/Almost Uncirculated ! #K8330 $31.00
1892 Indian Head Penny G Good 19-Century Philadelphia Low 38 MiLliOn Many Here!1892 Indian Head Penny G Good 19-Century Philadelphia Low 38 MiLliOn Many Here! $5.50 Was: $6.11 1864L G+ Fs006.55 Over Date Indian Head Ih026 Error 1894/1894 Free Shipping*1864L G+ Fs006.55 Over Date Indian Head Ih026 Error 1894/1894 Free Shipping* $19.99
4 Indian Head Cents 1900 1902 1906 1907 Circulated Pennies Free Shipping4 Indian Head Cents 1900 1902 1906 1907 Circulated Pennies Free Shipping $6.99 1909 Indian Head Cent/ Hefty Bargain1909 Indian Head Cent/ Hefty Bargain $7.94
Vf35 1886 Indian Head Cent Variety 1 - Graded Pcgs *Sc54Vf35 1886 Indian Head Cent Variety 1 - Graded Pcgs *Sc54 $79.95 50 Cent Shotgun Penny Roll pictured for bid Civil War Token / Ih ends #650 Cent Shotgun Penny Roll pictured for bid Civil War Token / Ih ends #6 $39.89
1904 Indian Head Penny High Grade Coin Ungraded1904 Indian Head Penny High Grade Coin Ungraded $0.99 Indian Head Cent 12 coin Lot-Dated 1881 to 1890- Culls-Ea. coin has problemsIndian Head Cent 12 coin Lot-Dated 1881 to 1890- Culls-Ea. coin has problems $12.50
1864-L Indian Head Cent Penny - Initial L - #R1271864-L Indian Head Cent Penny - Initial L - #R127 $109.95 1886 Type 2 Indian Head Cent Penny - L@K - #R1291886 Type 2 Indian Head Cent Penny - L@K - #R129 $9.95
1887 Indian Head Penny G Good Brown 19th Century Low 45 Million Mint Collectible1887 Indian Head Penny G Good Brown 19th Century Low 45 Million Mint Collectible $5.50 Was: $6.11 1879 Philadelphia Mint Copper Indian Head Cent Free Shipping1879 Philadelphia Mint Copper Indian Head Cent Free Shipping $4.25
1883 Indian Head Cent 1c Penny - Au - Almost Uncirculated1883 Indian Head Cent 1c Penny - Au - Almost Uncirculated $10.00 Very Nice Xf 1907 Indian Head Penny-3 Plus Diamonds-Nov916Very Nice Xf 1907 Indian Head Penny-3 Plus Diamonds-Nov916 $6.83 Was: $11.99
1873 Indian Head Cent- Semi-Key ! Extra Fine ! #K51031873 Indian Head Cent- Semi-Key ! Extra Fine ! #K5103 $65.00 1888 Indian Head Cent Penny - L@K - #R1301888 Indian Head Cent Penny - L@K - #R130 $14.95
50 Cent Shotgun Penny Roll pictured is up for bid Ih Reverse both ends #550 Cent Shotgun Penny Roll pictured is up for bid Ih Reverse both ends #5 $32.00 1899 Indian Head Cent- Gem Brilliant Uncirculated Ms+ ! #K83391899 Indian Head Cent- Gem Brilliant Uncirculated Ms+ ! #K8339 $46.00
1907 Indian Head Penny / Cent .#30201907 Indian Head Penny / Cent .#3020 $5.95 1870 Indian Head penny Early U.S One cent Semi Key Date1870 Indian Head penny Early U.S One cent Semi Key Date $64.99
1884 Indian Head Cent- Semi-Key ! High Grade ! #K51061884 Indian Head Cent- Semi-Key ! High Grade ! #K5106 $49.00 1863 Indian Head 1 Cent / Au58 / Pcgs / Beautiful Coin! Civil War Era Penny!1863 Indian Head 1 Cent / Au58 / Pcgs / Beautiful Coin! Civil War Era Penny! $105.00
1909 Indian Head Cent 1c Penny Au+ Choice Almost Uncirculated1909 Indian Head Cent 1c Penny Au+ Choice Almost Uncirculated $15.50 1907 Indian Head Penny Cent, Nice Coin!1907 Indian Head Penny Cent, Nice Coin! $1.85
#13Z Rare Old Indian Head 1888-1904 Penny American Us Coin Money Collection Lot#13Z Rare Old Indian Head 1888-1904 Penny American Us Coin Money Collection Lot $5.75 50 Cent Shotgun Penny Roll pictured is up for bid Ms 1900 Ih / 1917S ends #350 Cent Shotgun Penny Roll pictured is up for bid Ms 1900 Ih / 1917S ends #3 $29.00
1865 (10 pcs) Indian Head Ih027 Free Shipping*1865 (10 pcs) Indian Head Ih027 Free Shipping* $4.78 1863 1864 Indian Head Cent 1c Penny - Vg - Very Good, 2 Type Coins1863 1864 Indian Head Cent 1c Penny - Vg - Very Good, 2 Type Coins $10.50
50 Cent Shotgun Penny Roll pictured is up for bid 1926S / Ih ends #450 Cent Shotgun Penny Roll pictured is up for bid 1926S / Ih ends #4 $22.39 1864-L Key Date Indian Head Cent Vg Details Free Ship Uc-10761864-L Key Date Indian Head Cent Vg Details Free Ship Uc-1076 $69.99
1886 Type 2 Indian Head Cent Penny - Type 2 - #R1281886 Type 2 Indian Head Cent Penny - Type 2 - #R128 $7.95 Indian Head Cent 25 coin Lot-Culls-Dated 1883 to 1907- Ea. coin has problemsIndian Head Cent 25 coin Lot-Culls-Dated 1883 to 1907- Ea. coin has problems $16.50
1864L ? Indian Head Ih022 Free Shipping*1864L ? Indian Head Ih022 Free Shipping* $0.99 1868 Indian Head Cent 1c - Vg - Very Good1868 Indian Head Cent 1c - Vg - Very Good $10.50
*Hhc* Lot of 20 George Iii Penny and Halfpenny in page, 1797, 1799, 1806, 1807*Hhc* Lot of 20 George Iii Penny and Halfpenny in page, 1797, 1799, 1806, 1807 $13.50 1909 Indian Head Cent Ngc Genuine! Stack'S W 57Th St Collection! #Sl77221909 Indian Head Cent Ngc Genuine! Stack'S W 57Th St Collection! #Sl7722 $9.99
1892 Indian Head Cent Vf Beautiful Coin1892 Indian Head Cent Vf Beautiful Coin $0.99 1899 Indian Head Cent Xf 45 Bn Ngc1899 Indian Head Cent Xf 45 Bn Ngc $7.00
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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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