1861 Indian Head Cent

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1861 Indian Head Cent Specifications

Circulation Strikes:

10,100,000

Proof Strikes:

About 1,000

Content:

88% copper 12% nickel

Weight:

4.67 grams

Diameter:

19 millimeters

Edge:

Plain

Mint:

Philadelphia

Designer:

James B. Longacre
1861 Indian Head Cent
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Indian Head Cent General Grading Standards

G4 Good

- No LIBERTY visible.

VG8 Very Good

- At least three letters of LIBERTY readable on head band.

F12 Fine

- LIBERTY completely visible.

VF20 Very Fine

- Slight but even wear on LIBERTY.

EF40 Extremely Fine

- LIBERTY sharp. All other details sharp. Only slight wear on ribbon end.

AU50 About Uncirculated

- Very slight trace of wear above the ear and the lowest curl of hair.

MS60 Uncirculated

- No trace of wear. Light blemishes.

MS63 Select Uncirculated

- Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Luster may be impaired.

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