1859 - 1909 Indian Head Cent Facts

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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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1864 INDIAN HEAD CENT BRONZE AU50 PCGS
1864 INDIAN HEAD CENT BRONZE AU50 PCGS
1909 INDIAN HEAD CENT PCGS MS 64 RD
1909 INDIAN HEAD CENT PCGS MS 64 RD
1873 INDIAN HEAD CENT NGC MS 64 RB OPEN 3
1873 INDIAN HEAD CENT NGC MS 64 RB OPEN 3
1870 INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH REV CENT CERTIFIED PCGS VF 30 1 CENT
1870 INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH REV CENT CERTIFIED PCGS VF 30 1 CENT
1878 INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH REV CENT CERTIFIED PCGS PROOF 64 RED 1 CENT
1878  INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH REV CENT CERTIFIED PCGS PROOF 64 RED 1 CENT
1902 INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH REV CENT CERTIFIED ANACS MS 63 BROWN 1C
1902 INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH REV CENT CERTIFIED ANACS MS 63 BROWN 1C
1908 S INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH W/SHIELD REV CENT CERTIFIED PCGS VF 25 1C
1908 S INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH W/SHIELD REV CENT CERTIFIED PCGS VF 25 1C
1908 S INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH W/SHIELD REV CENT CERTIFIED PCGS F 12 1C
1908 S INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH W/SHIELD REV CENT CERTIFIED PCGS F 12 1C
1866 INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH W/SHIELD CENT ANACS AU 50 1C
1866  INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH W/SHIELD CENT ANACS AU 50 1C
1908 S INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH W/SHIELD REV CENT CERTIFIED NGC XF 45 BROWN 1 CENT
1908 S INDIAN HEAD/OAK WREATH W/SHIELD REV CENT CERTIFIED NGC XF 45 BROWN 1 CENT
1877 INDIAN CENT UNC DETAILS REVERSE TOOLED NGC
1877 INDIAN CENT UNC DETAILS REVERSE TOOLED NGC
1908 S INDIAN HEAD CENT 1C PENNY ICG F 12
1908 S INDIAN HEAD CENT 1C PENNY ICG F 12
1908 S INDIAN HEAD CENT 1C PENNY PCGS XF45
1908 S INDIAN HEAD CENT 1C PENNY PCGS XF45
1909 S INDIAN HEAD CENT 1C PENNY ANACS EF45
1909 S INDIAN HEAD CENT 1C PENNY ANACS EF45
1901 INDIAN HEAD CENT PCGS MS 64 RD
1901 INDIAN HEAD CENT PCGS MS 64 RD
1898 INDIAN HEAD CENT NGC MS 65 RB
1898 INDIAN HEAD CENT NGC MS 65 RB
 

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