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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 Nice VF/XF Great Color and Surfaces $37.00
   1860 Indian Cent VF/XF Detail Pointed Bust Decent Eye Appeal Nice Strike $37.00
   1860 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $40.00
   1860 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Wonderfully Original Superb Eye Appeal $40.00
   1860 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Superb Eye Appeal Great Surfaces $40.00
   1860 Indian Cent Pointed Bust Nice VF/XF Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $58.00
   1862 Indian Cent Nice BU+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $135.00
   1862 Indian Cent Nice BU+ Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $135.00
   1862 Indian Cent Gem BU Detail Wonderfully Original Superb Eye Appeal $215.00
   1863 Indian Cent NGC MS64 Great Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $320.00
   1863 Indian Cent NGC MS65 $900.00
   1864-L Indian Cent Nice G/VG L Shows Clearly Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $43.00
   1864-L Indian Cent Nice F/VF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Color and Surfaces $120.00
   1864-L Indian Cent Nice XF 180 Degree Die Rotation Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $160.00
   1864 Indian Cent L Nice G Decent Color & Surfaces, L visible but not sharp $27.00
   1864 Indian Cent Choice F/VF CopperNickel Great Color&Surfaces $37.00
   1864 Indian Cent Nice CN VG/F Nice Color & Surfaces $53.00
   1864 Copper-Nickel Indian Cent Nice VF/XF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $53.00
   1864 Copper-Nickel Indian Cent Nice XF Detail Lightly Cleaned Nice Strike $64.00
   1864 Indian Cent Choice F/VF Great Color&Surfaces L Very Clear $125.00
   1866 Indian Cent G- NICE EYE APPEAL Honest Wear $32.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G Great Color Obverse a bit grainy $35.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Eye Appeal NICE COLOR $37.00
   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 F Detail Decent Eye Appeal A Little Dark But CHEAP!! $43.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G $46.00
   1866 Indian Cent G/VG Detail Nice Brown Color $46.00
   1866 Indian Cent VF/XF Detail Decent Eye Appeal Nice Strike $74.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice F/VF Slightly Mottled Tones $80.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice VF Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $90.00
   1866 Indian Cent Die Crack Thru Date Nice VF $90.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice VF Nice Eye Appeal GREAT COLOR $90.00
   1866 Indian Cent Great Color&Surfaces Nice VF Neat Die Break $95.00
   1867 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Color & Surfaces $35.00
   1867 Indian Cent F Detail Decent Eye Appeal Nice Strike $64.00
   1867 Indian Cent Nice F+ Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $90.00
   1867 Indian Cent Choice F Problem Free Example $90.00
   1868 Indian Cent VF Detail Surface Porosity Has Softened Actual Detail $30.00
   1868 Indian Cent G Nice Eye Appeal $33.00
   1868 Indian Cent Choice VG Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $37.00
   1868 Indian Cent VF/XF Detail Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike A Bit Granular $85.00
   1868 Indian Cent VF/XF Nice Eye Appeal $90.00
   1868 Indian Cent Nice XF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $115.00
   1868 Indian Cent Choice BU++ Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $530.00
   1869 Indian Cent G Detail Decent Eye Appeal Nice Strike $37.00
   1869 Indian Cent VG Detail Rather Porous But CHEAP!!! $43.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $51.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike Nice Color and Surfaces $51.00
   1869 Indian Cent G Detail CUD OBV Nice Color NICE EYE APPEAL $53.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $53.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Color and Surfaces Problem Free Nice Strike $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+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Color $65.00
   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 AG/G Nice Color Honest Even Wear Nice Eye Appeal $74.00
   1869 Indian Cent G Nice Eye Appeal $75.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice F Great Eye Appeal Great Color and Surfaces $140.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice F Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $160.00
   1869 Indian Cent PCGS Genuine Cleaning Unc Details $450.00
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1870-1879

   1870 Indian Cent Nice G- Nice Eye Appeal Honest wear $37.00
   1870 Indian Cent Nice G+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike Problem Free $45.00
   1870 Indian Cent Nice F+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $170.00
   1872 Indian Cent Nice AG/G Honest Even ear Decent Eye Appeal $37.00
   1872 Indian Cent F Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike Color and Surfaces Just A Bit Off $185.00
   1872 Indian Cent XF Detail Some Rim Damage To Go With The Cleaning CHEAP!!! $240.00
   1872 Indian Cent Nice F+ Nice Brown Surfaces $295.00
   1872 Indian Cent Choice F Nice Strike Great Eye Appeal $300.00
   1872 Indian Cent Nice F GREAT EYE APPEAL Nice Strike $300.00
   1872 Indian Cent Nice F Nice Eye Appeal Nice Color $335.00
   1872 Indian Cent NGC VF 25 BN Textbook Mid-Grade Example $355.00
   1872 Indian Cent PCGS VF20 Key Date Nice Brown Color and Surfaces $375.00
   1872 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Wonderfully Original Great Color and Surfaces $385.00
   1872 Indian Cent AU/BU Detail Very Lightly Cleaned Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster $475.00
   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 Nice F- LIBERTY Just A Tad Weak For Full Fine Grade $30.00
   1874 Indian Cent VF Detail Nice Strike $30.00
   1874 Indian Cent Nice F+ Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $38.00
   1874 Indian Cent Nice XF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $74.00
   1874 Indian Cent Nice XF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike Nice Color and Surfaces $82.00
   1874 Indian Cent AU/BU Detail Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike Lightly Cleaned $115.00
   1874 Indian Cent Nice BU+ Beautiful Chocolate Brown Color and Surfaces $160.00
   1874 Indian Cent Nice BU Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $190.00
   1875 Indian Cent Great Color & Surfaces Choice VF+ $51.00
   1875 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $53.00
   1875 Indian Cent Choice VF Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $53.00
   1875 Indian Cent PCGS MS64RD Without Obverse Fingerprint It Would Be A 65RED $845.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice F/VF GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $74.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice AU/BU Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster $245.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice BU GREAT COLOR Nice Luster $320.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice BU++ Nice Luster GORGEOUS COLOR $425.00
   1876 Indian Cent NGC MS65RB Decent Eye Appeal Nice Strike $685.00
   1877 Indian Cent Choice VF Key Date Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $1,160.00
   1877 Indian Cent PCGS XF45 Key Date Great Chocolate Brown Color and Surfaces $2,110.00
   1878 Indian Cent Choice VF Detail Great Color Small Mark On Cheek Nice Strike $79.00
   1878 Indian Cent Choice VF Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike Wonderfully Original $115.00
   1879 Indian Cent Choice XF/AU Wonderfully Original Superb Eye Appeal $58.00
   1879 Indian Cent PCGS MS64RB Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $225.00
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1880-1889

   1885 Indian Cent Choice XF Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike Wonderfully Original $48.00
   1886 Type 1 Indian Cent Choice AU Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal $135.00
   1887 Indian Cent Nice BU+ Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $48.00
   1887 Indian Cent NGC MS65RD $1,575.00
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1890-1899

   1890 Indian Cent NGC MS65RD Wonderfully Original Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $895.00
   1892 Indian Cent Nice BU Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $34.00
   1893 Indian Cent Choice BU+ Lots of Red Wonderfully Original Nice Luster $135.00
   1894 Indian Cent ANACS MS64RB Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $180.00
   1894 Indian Cent Choice Proof Nice Luster GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $245.00
   1897 Indian Cent Nice Proof Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $175.00
   1897 Indian Cent Choice Proof Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $235.00
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1900-1909

   1901 Indian Cent Choice BU++ Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $51.00
   1902 Indian Cent Choice BU++ Great Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $58.00
   1902 Indian Cent NGC PF64RD Nice Luster Strong Strike Lots of Red $370.00
   1902 Indian Cent PCGS MS65RD CAC Sticker OUTRAGEOUS Full Red Gem $580.00
   1902 Indian Cent PCGS MS65RD WONDERFUL FULL RED COLOR Superb Eye Appeal $635.00
   1903 Indian Cent NGC MS65RD Old Fatty Holder Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $455.00
   1904 Indian Cent Choice BU++ Great Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $51.00
   1905 Indian Cent NGC MS65RD Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $370.00
   1906 Indian Cent NGC MS66RD Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $1,790.00
   1907 Indian Cent Great Color & Surfaces Nice BU $29.00
   1907 Indian Cent Choice BU Nice Red Brown Color & Surfaces $40.00
   1907 Indian Cent Choice BU+ Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal $48.00
   1908-P Indian Cent Choice BU++ Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $53.00
   1908-S Indian Cent Nice VG Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $64.00
   1908-S Indian Cent Key Date NGC MS64RD Wonderful Color $1,780.00
   1909 Indian Cent NGC MS64RD Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $195.00
   1909 Indian Cent Nice Proof Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $225.00
   1909-S Indian Cent Nice VG Key Date Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $345.00
   1909-S Indian Cent Choice VG/F Key Date Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal $395.00
   1909-S Indian Cent XF Detail Key Date Decent Eye Appeal Nice Strike $425.00
   1909-S Indian Cent Choice VF Key Date Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $465.00
   1909-S Indian Cent Choice VF Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $485.00
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