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Indian Head Penny / Cent
Years of Production: 1859 through 1909
Compostion: Copper and nickel
Minted at: Indian Head pennies were struck at the Philadelphia Mint and San Francisco Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: Reverse side, below wreath.
Designer: The Indian Head penny was designed by James B. Longacre.
Comments: Indian Head pennies (cents) portray the bust of an Indian girl. Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.


How much are my Indian Head pennies worth? An Indian Head penny -- with a face value of 1 cent -- can be worth more depending on certain factors. Coin value is dependant on the coin's condition, often rated as Fair, Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF) or Extremely Fine (EF or XF). Proof coins are specially struck coins with mirrored surfaces.

In addition to the quality of a coin, its value is also dependant on how rare it is. Below is a list of the approximate mintages of Indian Head pennies.

1859 36 Million
1860 21 Million
1861 10 Million
1862 28 Million
1863 50 Million
1864 14 Million

Indian Head Cent with
Longacre's Initial,

1864 39 Million
1865 35 Million
1866 10 Million
1867 10 Million
1868 10 Million
1869 6 Million
1870 5 Million
1871 4 Million
1872 4 Million
1873 12 Million
1874 14 Million
1875 14 Million
1876 8 Million
1877 853 Thousand
1878 6 Million
1879 16 Million
1880 39 Million
1881 39 Million
1882 39 Million
1883 46 Million
1884 23 Million
1885 12 Million
1886 18 Million
1887 45 Million
1888 37 Million
1889 49 Million
1890 57 Million
1891 47 Million
1892 38 Million
1893 47 Million
1894 17 Million
1895 38 Million
1896 39 Million
1897 50 Million
1898 50 Million
1899 54 Million
1900 67 Million
1901 80 Million
1902 87 Million
1903 85 Million
1904 61 Million
1905 81 Million
1906 96 Million
1907 108 Million
1908 32 Million
1908-S 1 Million
1909 14 Million
1909-S 309 Thousand


Coins - Pennies - Indian Head Pennies





Coin collecting or Numismatics rewards the hobbyist in many ways. Coin values can be strictly described as the monetary value or price of given coins; but the knowledge of history, economics and geography available to coin collectors makes coin collecting an invaluable experience well worth sharing with friends, children and grandchildren.

A coin collection need not start with particularly old, rare, or valuable coins of gold or silver. Young collectors are captivated by the unfamiliar designs of such standard American coins as the Indian Head Penny and the Buffalo Nickel. Representative examples of such quintessential coins can be obtained at minimal cost to novice collectors willing to accept coins with high mintages or some wear. Patient culling can be more economical than paying dealer prices. Such coins will help teach basic lessons in grading coins and help to fill up the empty slots in the novice's coin albums. The newly released State Quarters series and Sacagawea Dollars can also be interesting points of entry for young hobbyists discovering the world of coin collecting.

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