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Copper Nickel, Without Shield (1859)

Designer:

James B. Longacre

Diameter:

19 millimeters

Content:

88% copper 12% nickel

Weight:

4.67 grams

Edge:

Plain
 Indian Head Cent
Indian Head Cents
Year/ Mint MarkCirculation StrikesProof Strikes
185936,400,000About 800

Copper Nickel With Shield (1860 - 1864)

Designer:

James B. Longacre

Diameter:

19 millimeters

Content:

88% copper 12% nickel

Weight:

4.67 grams

Edge:

Plain
 Indian Head Cent
Indian Head Cents

Year/ Mint MarkCirculation StrikesProof Strikes
186020,566,000About 1,000
186110,100,000About 1,000
186228,075,000About 550
186349,840,000About 460
1864 Copper-Nickel13,740,000About 370

Copper With Shield (1864 - 1909)

Designer:

James B. Longacre

Diameter:

19 millimeters

Content:

95% copper 5% tin / zinc

Weight:

3.11 grams

Edge:

Plain
 Indian Head Cent
Indian Head Cents
Year/ Mint MarkCirculation StrikesProof Strikes
186439,233,714About 150
1864 LBelieved to be 5,000,000 out of the total 1864 mintage of 39,233,714About 20
186535,429,286About 500
18669,286,500About 725
18679,821,000About 625
186810,266,500About 600
18696,420,000About 600
18705,275,000About 1,000
18713,929,500About 960
18724,042,000About 950
187311,676,500About 1,100
187414,187,500About 700
187513,528,000About 700
18767,944,000About 1,150
1877852,500About 1,000
18785,797,500About 2,350
187916,228,000About 3,200
188038,961,000About 3,955
188139,208,000About 3,575
188238,578,000About 3,100
188345,591,5006,609
188423,257,8003,942
188511,761,5943,790
188617,650,0004,290
188745,223,5232,960
188837,489,8324,582
188948,866,0253,336
189057,180,1142,740
189147,070,0002,745
189237,647,0872,745
189346,640,0002,195
189416,749,5002,632
189538,341,4742,062
189639,055,4311,862
189750,464,3921,938
189849,281,2841,795
189953,598,0002,031
190066,831,5022,262
190179,609,1581,985
190287,374,7042,018
190385,092,7031,790
190461,326,1981,817
190580,717,0112,152
190696,020,5301,725
1907108,137,1431,475
190832,326,3671,620
1908 S1,115,0000
190914,368,4702,175
1909 S309,0000

Mint Mark Legend

Below the bow of the wreath on the reverse.
Mint MarkMintDate of Operation
NonePhiladelphia1793-present
SSan Francisco, CA1854-1955; 1968-present

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1901 1C NGC/CAC PR67RB POP 10 MINTAGE 1985 PQ WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD
1901 1C NGC/CAC PR67RB POP 10 MINTAGE 1985 PQ WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD
1899 1C NGC PR67RB POP 7 MINTAGE 2031 PQ WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD C
1899 1C NGC PR67RB POP 7  MINTAGE 2031 PQ WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD C
1908 S 1C PCGS VG 08 POPULAR KEY DATE INDIAN CENT POPULAR KEY DATE
1908 S 1C PCGS VG 08   POPULAR KEY DATE   INDIAN CENT   POPULAR KEY DATE
1870 1C PCGS/CAC PR66BN MUSEUM POP 1 NO FINER MINTAGE 1000 PQ WELL STRUCK EYE AP
1870 1C PCGS/CAC PR66BN MUSEUM POP 1 NO FINER MINTAGE 1000 PQ WELL STRUCK EYE AP
1866 INDIAN HEAD CENT NGC G4
1866 INDIAN HEAD CENT NGC G4
1908 S 1C NGC XF45 POPULAR KEY DATE INDIAN CENT POPULAR KEY DATE
1908 S 1C NGC XF45   POPULAR KEY DATE   INDIAN CENT   POPULAR KEY DATE
1909 1C NGC MS66RD PQ POP44 WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD CENT
1909 1C NGC MS66RD PQ POP44 WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD CENT
1859 1C NGC AU53 POPULAR 1 YEAR TYPE COIN INDIAN CENT
1859 1C NGC AU53   POPULAR 1 YEAR TYPE COIN   INDIAN CENT
1899 1C PCGS MS66RD PQ 116 FINER WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD CENT
1899 1C PCGS MS66RD PQ 116 FINER WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD CENT
1897 1C NGC MS64RB WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD CENT
1897 1C NGC MS64RB WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD CENT
1870 1C PCGS XF40 DATE INDIAN CENT DATE
1870 1C PCGS XF40    DATE   INDIAN CENT    DATE
1890 1C NGC MS65RB WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD CENT
1890 1C NGC MS65RB WELL STRUCK EYE APPEAL INDIAN HEAD CENT
1864 L US INDIAN CENT 1 C NGC AU DETAILS CLEANED
1864 L US INDIAN CENT 1 C NGC AU DETAILS CLEANED
1909 S INDIAN HEAD CENT GRADED FINE ANACS CERTIFIED F12 DETAILS KEY DATE
1909 S INDIAN HEAD CENT GRADED FINE ANACS CERTIFIED F12 DETAILS    KEY DATE
AU58 1863 INDIAN HEAD CENT ICG 1296
AU58 1863 INDIAN HEAD CENT ICG  1296
1869 US INDIAN CENT 1 C NGC VF DETAILS ENVIR. DAMAGE
1869 US INDIAN CENT 1 C NGC VF DETAILS ENVIR. DAMAGE

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