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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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1908 S Indian Head Penny United States One Cent Coin1908 S Indian Head Penny United States One Cent Coin $43.00 1902 Indian Head Cent Choice Bu *hucky*1902 Indian Head Cent Choice Bu *hucky* $55.00
1866 1C Indian Head Cent1866 1C Indian Head Cent $39.99 1884 Indian Head Cent - Please Grade1884 Indian Head Cent - Please Grade $8.00
1908-S Vf Indian Head Cent Id# Rr751908-S Vf Indian Head Cent Id# Rr75 $79.99 1906 Indian Head Cent Toned Coin 1C Penny - Visible Liberty Lot #Gs1906 Indian Head Cent Toned Coin 1C Penny - Visible Liberty Lot #Gs $12.99
1892 Indian One Cent Full Liberty1892 Indian One Cent Full Liberty $10.00 1904~Indianhead Cent~Good+1904~Indianhead Cent~Good+ $2.95
1862 Indian Head Penny, Pcgs Xf Details1862 Indian Head Penny, Pcgs Xf Details $38.00 1874 Fine Indian Head Cent Id# Rr761874 Fine Indian Head Cent Id# Rr76 $29.99
1906 Indian Head Penny - Cent - -Lot 21 - #341906 Indian Head Penny - Cent - -Lot 21 - #34 $0.99 1851 Three Cent Silver Pcgs Au53 Rpd Fs-302 Cherrypicker Repunched Date1851 Three Cent Silver Pcgs Au53 Rpd Fs-302 Cherrypicker Repunched Date $500.00
1876 Indian Head Cent,Less Than 8 Million Made, Jc 6851876 Indian Head Cent,Less Than 8 Million Made, Jc 685 $27.95 1882 Indian Head Cent- Very High grade1882 Indian Head Cent- Very High grade $220.00
1878 Indian Head Cent Id# Ss9771878 Indian Head Cent Id# Ss977 $14.99 1903-P Indian Head Cent Good Condition-.50c Shipping1903-P Indian Head Cent Good Condition-.50c Shipping $1.25
1902 1C Bn Pcgs Ms 64 Indian Head Cent1902 1C Bn Pcgs Ms 64 Indian Head Cent $69.00 1887 Indian Cent Red1887 Indian Cent Red $350.00
1888 Pcgs Au Details Fs-302 (Fs-010.7) S-2 Rpd Repunched Date Indian Cent1888 Pcgs Au Details Fs-302 (Fs-010.7) S-2 Rpd Repunched Date Indian Cent $546.25 Was: $575.00 1908 S Indian Head Penny1908 S Indian Head Penny $170.00
1903~Indianhead Cent~Vg1903~Indianhead Cent~Vg $1.95 1864 1865 Two Piece Lot Indian Head Penny United States One Cent Coin1864 1865 Two Piece Lot Indian Head Penny United States One Cent Coin $2.25
1873 1874 1875 Three Piece Lot Indian Head Penny United States One Cent Coin1873 1874 1875 Three Piece Lot Indian Head Penny United States One Cent Coin $18.26 1874 Indian Head Cent Ag Condition1874 Indian Head Cent Ag Condition $8.00
1878 "Good" Indian Head Cent Id# Ss9651878 "Good" Indian Head Cent Id# Ss965 $19.99 1865 1878 1879 1894 Four Piece Lot Indian Head Penny United States One Cent Coin1865 1878 1879 1894 Four Piece Lot Indian Head Penny United States One Cent Coin $9.50
Indian Head Pennies-seven pieces-1907Indian Head Pennies-seven pieces-1907 $10.50 1897 Indian Head Cent Error Coin " 1 In the Neck" (2280)1897 Indian Head Cent Error Coin " 1 In the Neck" (2280) $29.95
Coinhunters- 1873 Open 3 Indian Head Cent - Very Good+, Vg+ - DetailsCoinhunters- 1873 Open 3 Indian Head Cent - Very Good+, Vg+ - Details $29.92 Was: $34.00 1889 Indian Cent Acg 64 Red1889 Indian Cent Acg 64 Red $250.00
1859 U.S Indian Head Cent Coin Us Penny1859 U.S Indian Head Cent Coin Us Penny $33.92 1901 Indian Head Cent Full Liberty1901 Indian Head Cent Full Liberty $17.00
1893 Indian Cent Acg R/B1893 Indian Cent Acg R/B $300.00
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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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