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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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1874 Indian Head Cent in Vg! 800-666-0348. Free Shipping!1874 Indian Head Cent in Vg! 800-666-0348. Free Shipping! $27.00 1866 Indian Head Cent - Vg+ - See Pics! (E636)1866 Indian Head Cent - Vg+ - See Pics! (E636) $65.00
$1,150.00 1907 Indian Head Red Brown Cent *Full Liberty & Full 4 Diamonds* Free Shipping1907 Indian Head Red Brown Cent *Full Liberty & Full 4 Diamonds* Free Shipping $42.99
1870 Indian Head Penny1870 Indian Head Penny $89.00 1864 Indian Head One Ce
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nt, Civil War Date *Z581864 Indian Head One Ce 00003608 nt, Civil War Date *Z58 $16.95
Lot of 12 Ihc - Problem - Cull - Ag to Vg - Indian Head Cent - 1882 1889 to 1906Lot of 12 Ihc - Problem - Cull - Ag to Vg - Indian Head Cent - 1882 1889 to 1906 $29.95 1872 Indian Cent Pcgs Vf201872 Indian Cent Pcgs Vf20 $390.00
1908-S Indian Head Penny Var 3, Au Condition1908-S Indian Head Penny Var 3, Au Condition $130.00 Good 1884-P Indian Head Cent.#8319Good 1884-P Indian Head Cent.#8319 $7.50
1875 Indian Head Cent - Cleaned Ag/G - See Pics! (E639)1875 Indian Head Cent - Cleaned Ag/G - See Pics! (E639) $12.00 1907 Indian Head Cent 1c- Au Details Cleaned1907 Indian Head Cent 1c- Au Details Cleaned $33.00
Lot: Roll (50) Well Circulated Indian Head Cents/Pennies - No ReserveLot: Roll (50) Well Circulated Indian Head Cents/Pennies - No Reserve $20.50 1863 Indian Head Penny Var2, Au Condition1863 Indian Head Penny Var2, Au Condition $65.00
1874 Indian Head Cent - Ag/G - See Pics! (E637)1874 Indian Head Cent - Ag/G - See Pics! (E637) $10.00 Fine 1906-P Indian Head Cent.#8321Fine 1906-P Indian Head Cent.#8321 $4.50
1864 Indian Head One Cent, Civil War Date *2631864 Indian Head One Cent, Civil War Date *263 $9.95 1869 Indian Head One Cent *Z841869 Indian Head One Cent *Z84 $189.95
1879 Indian Head Cent - G - See Pics! (E645)1879 Indian Head Cent - G - See Pics! (E645) $10.00 1859 Indian Head 1C Coin Anacs Ms-60 Cleaned Details (Better Coin Pm)1859 Indian Head 1C Coin Anacs Ms-60 Cleaned Details (Better Coin Pm) $485.00
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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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