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1 Cent "Indian Head Cent"

Features

Country United States
Type Common coin
Years 1864-1909
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Metal Bronze
Weight 3.11 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 90a, Schön# 117a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Liberty with Indian headdress bearing the word Liberty.

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LIBERTY
1901

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Shield and wreath with lettering centered
Mint-mark below wreath (1908-1909 only)

Lettering: ONE CENT

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Smooth

1 Cent "Indian Head Cent"

© Cyrillius

Comments

Minted for over 50 years, Indian Head cents are widely considered the most beautiful copper coins in American history. Introduced shortly before the War between the States in 1859, they were struck by the U.S. Mint until 1909.  Designed by James Longacre, these historic cents were the nation's first coinage tribute to the noble, proud American Indian. His Longacre design also represented the first time that official United States Mint coins featured a distinctly American motif.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1864  With "L" on ribbon
1864  20 with "L" on ribbon; Proof
1864  39,233,714 without "L"
1864  150 without "L" ; Proof
1865  35,429,286 19.99 overdate variety reported
1865  500 Proof
1866  9,826,500
1866  725 Proof
1867  9,821,000
1867  625 Proof
1868  10,266,500
1868  600 Proof
1869  6,420,000
1869  overdate variety exists
1869  600 Proof
1870  bold "N"
1870  5,275,000 shallow "N";
1870  1,000 shallow "N"; Proof
1871  bold "N"
1871  3,929,500 shallow "N"
1871  960 shallow "N"; Proof
1872  bold "N"
1872  4,042,000 shallow "N";
1872  950 shallow "N"; Proof
1873  11,676,500 closed "3"
1873  1,100 closed "3"; Proof
1873  doubled "LIBERTY"
1873  open "3"
1874  14,187,500
1874  700 Proof
1875  13,528,000
1875  700 Proof
1876  7,944,000
1876  1,150 Proof
1877  852,500 (fr) Excessivement rare
1877  900 Proof
1878  5,797,500
1878  2,350 Proof
1879  16,228,000
1879  3,200 Proof
1880  38,961,000
1880  3,955 Proof
1881  39,208,000
1881  3,575 Proof
1882  38,578,000
1882  3,100 Proof
1883  45,591,500
1883  6,609 Proof
1884  23,257,800
1884  3,942 Proof
1885  11,761,594
1885  3,790 Proof
1886  17,650,000 Type A;
1886  4,290 Type A; Proof
1886  Type B
1886  Type B; Proof
1887  45,223,523
1887  2,960 Proof
1888  37,489,832
1888  Overdate variety reported
1888  4,582 Proof
1889  48,866,025
1889  3,336 Proof
1890  57,180,114 2.49
1890  2,740 Proof
1891  47,070,000 3.07
1891  2,350 Proof
1892  37,647,087
1892  2,745 Proof
1893  46,640,000
1893  2,195 Proof
1894  16,749,500
1894  double date variety
1894  2,632 Proof
1895  38,341,574 2.16
1895  2,062 Proof
1896  39,055,431 2.40
1896  1,862 Proof
1897  50,464,392 2.61 2.58
1897  1,938 Proof
1898  49,821,284 4.02
1898  1,795 Proof
1899  53,598,000
1899  2,031 Proof
1900  66,831,502 1.22 2.40
1900  2,262 Proof
1901  79,609,158 1.52 3.56
1901  1,985 Proof
1902  87,374,704 1.31 2.93 4.48
1902  2,018 Proof
1903  85,092,703 0.76 2.80 2.85
1903  1,790 Proof
1904  61,326,198 0.45 2.51
1904  1,817 Proof
1905  80,717,011 0.94 2.58 3.56
1905  2,152 Proof
1906  96,020,530 1.25 1.99 3.14 2.85
1906  1,725 Proof
1907  108,137,143 1.49 1.90 2.51 2.59
1907  1,475 Proof
1908  32,326,367 2.58
1908  1,620 Proof
1908 S 1,115,000
1909  14,368,470
1909  2,175 Proof
1909 S 309,000 (fr) Très rare

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