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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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(1499) Indian Head Pennies (4)(1499) Indian Head Pennies (4) $2.25 1908-S Indian Head Cent Ngc Vf-35 Bn -1411651908-S Indian Head Cent Ngc Vf-35 Bn -141165 $110.00
1891 Indian Head Penny Cent 1C Us Coin Free Shipping!1891 Indian Head Penny Cent 1C Us Coin Free Shipping! $0.99 1862 Indian Head Cent - Full Liberty - Xf ~ Inv#28541862 Indian Head Cent - Full Liberty - Xf ~ Inv#2854 $44.99
1871 Indian Cent Penny 1c Fine F Take A Look Semi-Key Tough Date1871 Indian Cent Penny 1c Fine F Take A Look Semi-Key Tough Date $163.55 Was: $177.77 1867 Indian Head Cent, Light Pitting, Nice Indian None The Less! See Photos,1867 Indian Head Cent, Light Pitting, Nice Indian None The Less! See Photos, $130.00
1864 Indian Head Penny 1 Cent Copper Nickel Ngc Unc Details Imp. Cleaned -1158761864 Indian Head Penny 1 Cent Copper Nickel Ngc Unc Details Imp. Cleaned -115876 $145.00 1864 Indian Head Cent /A3091864 Indian Head Cent /A309 $24.95
1877 Indian Head Penny Pcgs Graded Fr02 ~ Very Rare!1877 Indian Head Penny Pcgs Graded Fr02 ~ Very Rare! $339.99 Lot of 5 Indian Head Pennies 1880-1884 *Free Shipping*Lot of 5 Indian Head Pennies 1880-1884 *Free Shipping* $24.95
Seven Indian 1C (#3816) All Low Grade & Cleaned. 1864 Bz, 1864-L Pointed Bust, 1Seven Indian 1C (#3816) All Low Grade & Cleaned. 1864 Bz, 1864-L Pointed Bust, 1 $28.00 1872 Indian Head Cent Ngc G-4 Bn -1191451872 Indian Head Cent Ngc G-4 Bn -119145 $94.00
Very Good 1862-P Indian Head Cent.#8401Very Good 1862-P Indian Head Cent.#8401 $13.95 2 1863 Indian Head Cents2 1863 Indian Head Cents $10.00
Net Good 1875 Variety or Type 3 Bronze Indian Head Small Cent (Ipx574)Net Good 1875 Variety or Type 3 Bronze Indian Head Small Cent (Ipx574) $14.00 1908 Indian Head Cent 1c Uncirculated 108 Years Old Free Shipping1908 Indian Head Cent 1c Uncirculated 108 Years Old Free Shipping $49.50
1890 Indian Head Cent Free Shipping, See Photos! Much More Coming Soon1890 Indian Head Cent Free Shipping, See Photos! Much More Coming Soon $70.00 1909-S Indian Head Cent Pcgs G061909-S Indian Head Cent Pcgs G06 $224.50
1897 Us American Penny coin A3671897 Us American Penny coin A367 $30.36 Lot of 5 Indian Head Pennies 1887-1891 *Price Reduced*Lot of 5 Indian Head Pennies 1887-1891 *Price Reduced* $19.95
1877 Indian Head Cent *Vf Details* Ngc1877 Indian Head Cent *Vf Details* Ngc $1,250.00 1879 Indian Head Cent (J-778)1879 Indian Head Cent (J-778) $8.99
Au details 1881 Indian cent . damaged coin ( ccr )Au details 1881 Indian cent . damaged coin ( ccr ) $2.00 1864 Indian Head cent Good1864 Indian Head cent Good $20.00
1875 Indian Cent Pcgs Ms63Rb Cac Snow 15 Bearded Obverse Variety1875 Indian Cent Pcgs Ms63Rb Cac Snow 15 Bearded Obverse Variety $495.00 Net Very Good 1874 Variety or Type 3 Bronze Indian Head Small Cent (Ipx575)Net Very Good 1874 Variety or Type 3 Bronze Indian Head Small Cent (Ipx575) $15.00
Semi Key date 1874 Indian cent Great collector coin Free shipping in UsaSemi Key date 1874 Indian cent Great collector coin Free shipping in Usa $15.21 Was: $19.50 1902 Indian Head Cent, Liberty Shows, Jd 3031902 Indian Head Cent, Liberty Shows, Jd 303 $19.95
1908-S Indian Head Cent Ngc F-15 Bn -1412181908-S Indian Head Cent Ngc F-15 Bn -141218 $89.00 1871 Indian Head Cent - Ag ~ Inv#28561871 Indian Head Cent - Ag ~ Inv#2856 $29.99
(1494) Indian Head Penny 1899(1494) Indian Head Penny 1899 $0.99 1876 Indian Cent Penny 1c Extra Fine Xf Semi-Key Tough Date1876 Indian Cent Penny 1c Extra Fine Xf Semi-Key Tough Date $136.97 Was: $148.88
1862 Indian Head cent very Good plus1862 Indian Head cent very Good plus $15.00 1881 Indian Head One Cent - Usa One Penny - D30411881 Indian Head One Cent - Usa One Penny - D3041 $3.95
1909-S Indian Head Cent Ngc Vf-20 Bn Rare Date! -1347591909-S Indian Head Cent Ngc Vf-20 Bn Rare Date! -134759 $540.00 1863 Indian Head Cent Pcgs Au 581863 Indian Head Cent Pcgs Au 58 $119.99
1865 ~ 1C Indian Head Cent Penny ~ Vf1865 ~ 1C Indian Head Cent Penny ~ Vf $19.99 Indian Cent; 1859Indian Cent; 1859 $60.00
1875 Indian Cent Penny 1c Very Fine Vf + Semi-Key Tough Date1875 Indian Cent Penny 1c Very Fine Vf + Semi-Key Tough Date $62.35 Was: $67.77 1866 Indian Head Cent Ngc Xf-40 Bn -1252201866 Indian Head Cent Ngc Xf-40 Bn -125220 $171.00
Coinhunters- 1875 Indian Head Cent - GoodCoinhunters- 1875 Indian Head Cent - Good $14.99 1859 Indian Head Cent! Xf!1859 Indian Head Cent! Xf! $90.00
1879 Indian Cent: nice Vf-Xf, perhaps better1879 Indian Cent: nice Vf-Xf, perhaps better $49.00 1874 Indian Head Cent Ngc Vf Details Environmental Damage -1409221874 Indian Head Cent Ngc Vf Details Environmental Damage -140922 $39.00
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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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