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Indian Head Cents (1859 - 1909)

James Barton Longacre designed the Indian Head Cent in 1859. The coin had the representation of Liberty wearing an Indian headdress on the obverse, and a laurel wreath on the reverse along with the inscription ONE CENT. This cent underwent some changes along the years. Its reverse showed an oak wreath with a small shield later in 1859. Then, the “Copper-Nickel Indian With Shield” came along having two obverse hubs - the earlier sharp pointed bust and the later rounded tip to bust. The later was issued until 1864. The Bronze Era for Indian cents followed. The earlier Bronze Indian Cents had rounded tip to bust and no engraver’s initial. Later cents showed a narrower and sharper bust and Longacre’s initial L on the ribbon behind the neck – the famous 1864-L penny. The L continued to appear on cents until 1909. Composition: copper-nickel.

Buy Indian Head Cents from the Executive Coin Company, one of the top coin dealers in the United States. We offer a variety of Indian Cents for sale in different grades: circulated, uncirculated, certified and graded by PCGS, NGC and ANACS. Our wide selection includes the 1860 pointed bust Indian cent, the 1864 copper-nickel penny, and 1873 penny with Open 3. The 1877 key date, the 1886 Type 1 Indian cent, the 1908-S and 1909-S key dates and many other dates with errors and die breaks. All coins for sale are expertly photographed with great care and accuracy to help you make the best choice for your coin collection!
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1859-1869

   1860 Indian Cent Choice BU Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $240.00
   1862 Indian Cent Gem BU Detail Wonderfully Original Superb Eye Appeal $215.00
   1863 Indian Cent NGC MS65 $900.00
   1864-L Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Nice Strike $175.00
   1864-L Indian Cent Choice AU Nice Luster Nice Strike $255.00
   1864 Copper-Nickel Indian Cent Nice UNC BU Nice Strike $215.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G Great Color Obverse a bit grainy $35.00
   1866 Indian Cent Near G $38.00
   1866 Indian Cent G Detail Dark Brown Color and Surfaces $41.00
   1866 Indian Cent G Detail $43.00
   1866 Indian Cent G/VG Detail Nice Brown Color $46.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G $46.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice F/VF Slightly Mottled Tones $80.00
   1866 Indian Cent Choice XF Details Nice Strike $150.00
   1867 Indian Cent Nice BU Details Nice Strike $215.00
   1869 Indian Cent G Detail CUD OBV Nice Color NICE EYE APPEAL $53.00
   1869 Indian Cent G- Nice Brown Color $55.00
   1869 Indian Cent Near G+ Good Color & Surfaces $58.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G Honest Even Wear Nice Eye Appeal $65.00
   1869 Indian Cent G Detail Mottled Brown Color $65.00
   1869 Indian Cent G Nice Solid Obverse Decent Eye Appeal $65.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Brown Color $70.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice VF Nice Strike $225.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice XF Details Nice Strike $370.00
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1870-1879

   1870 Indian Cent PCGS F15 Nice Eye Appeal $165.00
   1870 Indian Cent PCGS F12 Nice Strike $180.00
   1870 Indian Cent Nice VF Nice Strike $245.00
   1870 Indian Cent PCGS XF45 Nice Strike $370.00
   1870 Indian Cent NGC MS61BN Nice Luster Nice Strike $530.00
   1871 Indian Cent NGC AU Details Nice Strike $275.00
   1871 Indian Cent PCGS XF45 Nice Strike $400.00
   1871 Indian Cent PCGS XF40 Nice Strike $425.00
   1872 Indian Cent NGC MS61BN Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal Tough To Find $790.00
   1872 Indian Cent PCGS PR65RB CAC Sticker Absolutely Great Coin Strong Strike $2,950.00
   1874 Indian Cent Choice BU Details Nice Luster Nice Strike $185.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Nice Strike $120.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice XF Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $150.00
   1876 Indian Cent NGC MS65RB Decent Eye Appeal Nice Strike $685.00
   1877 Indian Cent NGC F15BN Key Date Nice Eye Appeal $790.00
   1878 Indian Cent Choice XF Nice Strike $170.00
   1878 Indian Cent Choice XF Nice Strike $175.00
   1879 Indian Cent Gem BU Details Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $135.00
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1880-1889

   1885 Indian Cent NGC PF63BN Proof Nice Luster Nice Strike $265.00
   1885 Indian Cent PCGS MS64BRB $530.00
   1889 Indian Cent NGC PF63BN Proof Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $235.00
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1890-1899

   1891 Indian Cent NGC PF63RB Proof Nice Luster Nice Strike $320.00
   1893 Indian Cent PCGS MS64BN Nice Luster Nice Strike $150.00
   1894 Indian Cent PCGS MS64+RD CAC Sticker Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $845.00
   1895 Indian Cent PCGS MS63BN Clashed Die Nice Luster Nice Strike $85.00
   1895 Indian Cent Proof Nice PR Nice Luster Nice Strike $180.00
   1897 Indian Cent PCGS MS63BN Nice Strike $64.00
   1897 Indian Cent PCGS MS64BN Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $90.00
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1900-1909

   1901 Indian Cent PCGS MS64RB Nice Luster Nice Strike $95.00
   1902 Indian Cent PCGS MS64BN Nice Luster Nice Strike $74.00
   1902 Indian Cent PCGS MS64RB Nice Luster Nice Strike $79.00
   1902 Indian Cent PCGS MS64RB Nice Luster Nice Strike $85.00
   1903 Indian Cent PCGS PR66RD Proof Fantastic Luster Nice Strike Full Red Gem $1,845.00
   1905 Indian Cent PCGS MS64RB Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $85.00
   1906 Indian Cent NGC MS66RD Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $1,790.00
   1907 Indian Cent PCGS MS63RB Nice Luster Nice Strike $58.00
   1907 Indian Cent PCGS MS64RB Nice Luster Nice Strike $85.00
   1908-P Indian Cent PCGS MS64RB Nice Luster Nice Strike $85.00
   1908-S Indian Cent Choice VF Key Date Nice Strike $145.00
   1908-S Indian Cent NGC XF40BN $170.00
   1908-S Indian Cent Key Date NGC MS64RD Wonderful Color $1,780.00
   1909-S Indian Cent Nice F Key Date Nice Strike $345.00
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