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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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					1862 Indian Head Cent - With Liberty - Fine
		
				1862 Indian Head Cent - With Liberty - Fine $9.00

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					1889-P Brilliant Uncirculated Red Brown Indian Head Cent.#6699
		
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				Wheat Penny Full Roll+1890 Seated Dime & 1847 Large Ct Teens' 20's 30' 40's 50's $19.99

					Rare Uncirculated 1861 Indian Head Penny
		
				Rare Uncirculated 1861 Indian Head Penny $175.63 
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				1864 Copper Nickel Indian Cent 1303-23 $11.99

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				1862 Indian Head Cent - Copper Nickel Cn $6.00

					Good 1879-P Indian Head Cent.#10208
		
				Good 1879-P Indian Head Cent.#10208 $9.95 
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				Wheat Penny Full Roll+1836 Bust Dime & 1944 Mercury Dteens' 20's 30' 40's 50's $22.99

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					1864 Bronze Indian Cent 1303-11
		
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					1902 Indian Head Penny
		
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				1865 Indian Head Cent Fancy 5 $16.95

					1892 - 1909 Indian Head Penny Collection In Album - 9 Different Coins
		
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				Unsearch roll of I.H. pennies. 1880 on the end.#3 $39.99

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				Unsearch roll of I. H. pennies.#2 1881 on the end $39.99

					1905 Toned Indian Head Cent Us Coin Great Condition
		
				1905 Toned Indian Head Cent Us Coin Great Condition $12.50 $1.29

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				(50) Mixed Lot ~ Indian Head Cent Pennies ~ 1880's - 1900's $5.50

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				Unsearch roll of I. H. pennies./w 1909(s?)#4 $39.99 
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				1909-S Indian Cent : Pcgs Vf20 Obverse Lamination Error $674.99

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					1901, Indian Head Cent, very good condition
		
				1901, Indian Head Cent, very good condition $2.00

					1904-P Uncirculated Indian Head Cent.#6698
		
				1904-P Uncirculated Indian Head Cent.#6698 $145.95 
					 Authentic 1907, Indian Head Cent Penny United States U.S.A. Coin
		
				Authentic 1907, Indian Head Cent Penny United States U.S.A. Coin $1.29

					1906 Toned, Rainbowed Indian Head Cent Us Coin Great Condition
		
				1906 Toned, Rainbowed Indian Head Cent Us Coin Great Condition $9.50 
					1873 Indian Cent 1303-11
		
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					Old Us Coin 1908 Indian Cent Piece Penny *Full Liberty*
		
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See also...
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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