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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

   1859 Indian Cent Choice XF SUPERB EYE APPEAL Great Color $74.00
   1860 Indian Cent Nice VF Nice Eye Appeal GREAT COLOR $29.00
   1860 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Nice Strike Great Eye Appeal $35.00
   1860 Indian Cent VF+ Detail POINTED BUST Decent Eye Appeal $35.00
   1860 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF GREAT EYE APPEAL Great Color $37.00
   1860 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Superb Eye Appeal Great Surfaces $40.00
   1860 Indian Cent Nice VF+ Nice Color Nice Surfaces $40.00
   1860 Indian Cent Nice XF GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $45.00
   1860 Indian Cent Choice XF GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $48.00
   1860 Indian Cent Nice XF GREAT EYE APPEAL Nice Color $48.00
   1860 Indian Cent Choice XF GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $48.00
   1861 Indian Cent Nice F NICE COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $34.00
   1861 Indian Cent Nice F/VF NICE COLOR Nice Strike $37.00
   1861 Indian Cent Nice VF GREAT EYE APPEAL Great Color $48.00
   1861 Indian Cent Nice BU+ Nice Luster GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $265.00
   1862 Indian Cent Nice XF NICE COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $34.00
   1863 Indian Cent Choice XF+ GREAT EYE APPEAL Nice Color $35.00
   1863 Indian Cent Choice XF/AU Great Color NICE STRIKE $40.00
   1863 Indian Cent PCGS MS62 Nice Luster NICE COLOR Nice Strike $145.00
   1863 Indian Cent NGC MS65 $900.00
   1864 Bronze Indian Cent Nice XF Detail NICE STRIKE Decent Eye Appeal $32.00
   1864 -L Indian Cent VF+ Detail NICE STRIKE Cheap $43.00
   1864 -L Indian Cent Nice VG RE-CUT DATE Nice Eye Appeal $53.00
   1864 -L Indian Cent F Detail NICE COLOR Decent Eye Appeal $53.00
   1864 -L RE-CUT DATE Indian Cent VF+ Detail NICE STRIKE $74.00
   1864 Copper-Nickel Indian Cent Nice XF GREAT COLOR Great Eye Appeal $79.00
   1864 Copper-Nickel Indian Cent XF/AU Nice Strike DECENT COLOR $90.00
   1864 -L Indian Cent F/VF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Color $120.00
   1864 -L Indian Cent Nice F/VF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Color $130.00
   1864 Bronze Indian Cent NGC MS 64 RB Superb RED & BROWN Surfaces VERY PQ $290.00
   1866 Indian Cent G- NICE EYE APPEAL Honest Wear $32.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G NICE EYE APPEAL Nice Color $32.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G+ Nice Eye Appeal NICE COLOR $37.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Eye Appeal NICE COLOR $37.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G+ NICE COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $37.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G NICE EYE APPEAL Nice Color $37.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Color $37.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G+ GREAT EYE APPEAL Nice Color $39.00
   1866 Indian Cent VF Detail DECENT EYE APPEAL $40.00
   1866 Indian Cent G Detail Dark Brown Color and Surfaces $41.00
   1866 Indian Cent G Detail $43.00
   1866/66 Indian Cent Nice G+ RECUT DATE $43.00
   1866 Indian Cent Choice G+ GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $43.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice G $46.00
   1866 Indian Cent G/VG Detail Nice Brown Color $46.00
   1866 Indian Cent Choice VG/F GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $58.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice F/VF Slightly Mottled Tones $80.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice VF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $85.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice VF Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $90.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice VF GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $90.00
   1866 Indian Cent Nice VF Nice Eye Appeal GREAT COLOR $90.00
   1867 Indian Cent G Detail Decent Eye Appeal $25.00
   1867 Indian Cent Nice G NICE EYE APPEAL Decent Color $37.00
   1867 Indian Cent G Nice Eye Appeal Decent Brown Color $37.00
   1867/7 Indian Cent G NICE EYE APPEAL FS-01-1867-301 $43.00
   1867 Indian Cent Nice VG+ NICE EYE APPEAL Nice Color $48.00
   1867 Indian Cent VF/XF Detail NICE COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $79.00
   1867 Indian Cent Choice F Problem Free Example $90.00
   1868 Indian Cent G Detail A BIT ROUGH $24.00
   1868 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Brown Color Nice Eye Appeal $29.00
   1868 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Eye Appeal NICE COLOR $29.00
   1868 Indian Cent Nice G/VG NICE EYE APPEAL Nice Color $32.00
   1868 Indian Cent Nice G/VG NICE COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $32.00
   1868 Indian Cent Nice G+ Nice Color Nice Eye Appeal $32.00
   1868 Indian Cent G Nice Eye Appeal $33.00
   1868 Indian Cent Choice G/VG GREAT COLOR Great Eye Appeal $35.00
   1868 Indian Cent Nice VG NICE EYE APPEAL Nice Color $36.00
   1868 Indian Cent Choice VG/F GREAT EYE APPEAL Nice Strike $48.00
   1868 Indian Cent F NICE EYE APPEAL Decent Color NICE STRIKE $48.00
   1868 Indian Cent Nice G/VG Nice Strike Great Color $53.00
   1868 Indian Cent Nice VF+ Detail Nice Strike DECENT EYE APPEAL $74.00
   1868 Indian Cent VF/XF Nice Eye Appeal $90.00
   1868 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF GREAT COLOR Great Eye Appeal $115.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G-ish GREAT COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $43.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G- Nice Eye Appeal NICE COLOR $43.00
   1869 Indian Cent G NICE EYE APPEAL Decent Color $48.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G GREAT COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $53.00
   1869 Indian Cent G- Nice Brown Color $55.00
   1869 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Eye Appeal NICE COLOR $64.00
   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 G+ Problem Free Example Nice Brown Surfaces $75.00
   1869 Indian Cent G Nice Eye Appeal $75.00
   1869 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF Superb Eye Appeal GREAT COLOR $350.00
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1870-1879

   1870 Indian Cent Choice G+ GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $50.00
   1870 Indian Cent Choice G+ GREAT COLOR Great Eye Appeal $53.00
   1870 Indian Cent Choice VF Great Eye Appeal Great Color $255.00
   1871 Indian Cent Nice G Full Rims $75.00
   1872 Indian Cent F Detail Holed $46.00
   1872 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Surfaces Nice Eye Appeal $75.00
   1872 Indian Cent Choice G Great Surfaces Great Color $95.00
   1872 Indian Cent F Detail Nice Strike DECENT EYE APPEAL $185.00
   1872 Indian Cent Nice F- Nice Strike GREAT COLOR $240.00
   1872 Indian Cent Nice F/VF NICE COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $270.00
   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 Nice Strike Great Eye Appeal $435.00
   1872 Indian Cent Nice Unc BOLD N in CENTS Tough Find $685.00
   1873 CLOSED 3 Indian Cent Choice VG/F NICE COLOR Nice Strike $27.00
   1873 OPEN 3 Indian Cent XF Detail OPEN 3 Nice Strike CHEAP $37.00
   1873 Indian Cent OPEN 3 Choice VF/XF Nice Color Great Eye Appeal $79.00
   1873 OPEN 3 Indian Cent NGC MS64RB Great Eye Appeal NICE LUSTER $475.00
   1873 CLOSED 3 Indian Cent VF/XF Detail DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE SNOW-1 FS-01-1873-101 $845.00
   1874 HOLED Indian Cent F/VF Detail $9.50
   1874 Indian Cent F Detail Heavy Surface Porosity $13.00
   1874 Indian Cent VG/F Detail Decent Brown Color $23.00
   1874 Indian Cent Nice F Nice Eye Appeal GREAT COLOR $32.00
   1874 Indian Cent XF Detail ORIGINAL $58.00
   1874 Indian Cent Gem BU NICE LUSTER Great Eye Appeal $265.00
   1875 Indian Cent Nice G Nice Color Nice Eye Appeal $11.00
   1875 Indian Cent Nice VG Nice Eye Appeal Nice Surfaces $24.00
   1875 Indian Cent Nice VG/F NICE COLOR Nice Strike $26.00
   1875 Indian Cent Nice F- GREAT EYE APPEAL Nice Color $37.00
   1875 Indian Cent F/VF Detail NICE STRIKE Decent Eye Appeal $37.00
   1875 Indian Cent PCGS MS65RB SUPERB EYE APPEAL Full Luster $950.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice F/VF GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $74.00
   1876 Indian Cent Nice VF GREAT COLOR Nice Strike GREAT EYE APPEAL $90.00
   1876 Indian Cent XF Detail Great Color Nice Strike Nice Eye Appeal $95.00
   1876 Indian Cent Nice VF Nice Eye Appeal NICE COLOR $95.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice VF+ GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $100.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF GREAT COLOR Superb Eye Appeal $120.00
   1876 Indian Cent Choice BU++ Nice Luster GORGEOUS COLOR $425.00
   1877 Indian Cent AG Detail Key Date CHEAP Clear Date DECENT EYE APPEAL $290.00
   1877 Indian Cent G+ Detail Key Date $560.00
   1877 Indian Cent PCGS G04 OGH Old Green Holder Consistent Brown Color $560.00
   1877 Indian Cent Nice AG/G Key Date Nice Color $590.00
   1877 Indian Cent F Detail Key Date GREAT VALUE $750.00
   1877 Indian Cent PCGS F15 Key Date NICE EYE APPEAL Great Color $1,055.00
   1878 Indian Cent Nice F+ GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $53.00
   1878 Indian Cent Nice VF/XF GREAT COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $85.00
   1878 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $135.00
   1878 Indian Cent Choice AU/BU NICE COLOR Great Eye Appeal $290.00
   1879 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF SUPERB EYE APPEAL Great Color $32.00
   1879 Indian Cent Nice BU+ Nice Luster NICE COLOR $85.00
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1880-1889

   1880 Indian Cent Choice XF/AU GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $28.00
   1883 Indian Cent Nice Unc GREAT COLOR Nice Luster $34.00
   1883 Indian Cent Choice BU+ GREAT COLOR Nice Luster $135.00
   1883 Indian Cent NGC MS 64 RB VERY PQ Probable Upgrade Superb Red & Brown Color $215.00
   1885 Indian Cent Choice VF/XF GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $27.00
   1886 Type 2 Indian Cent Nice F/VF NICE COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $34.00
   1886 Type 2 Indian Cent Nice Proof NICE COLOR Nice Strike $275.00
   1887 Indian Cent Nice Unc Detail DECENT EYE APPEAL $24.00
   1887 Indian Cent NGC MS65RD $1,575.00
   1889 Indian Cent Nice BU+ BEAUTIFUL COLOR Nice Luster $35.00
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1890-1899

   1894/94 Indian Cent XF Detail DOUBLED DATE FS-01-1894-301 Nice Strike $53.00
   1894 Indian Cent Choice Proof Nice Luster GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $245.00
   1895 Indian Cent Choice BU Great Eye Appeal GLOWING RED & BROWN COLOR $53.00
   1898 Indian Cent Choice BU NICE RED & BROWN COLOR Nice Luster $48.00
   1899 Indian Cent NGC PF64RB Strong Strike Nice Eye Appeal $290.00
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1900-1909

   1900 Indian Cent Choice BU+ Nice Luster GREAT COLOR Beautiful Toning $85.00
   1901 Indian Cent Nice BU+ Nice Luster GREAT RED & BROWN COLOR $30.00
   1901 Indian Cent Choice BU Nice Luster NICE RED & BROWN COLOR $43.00
   1902 Indian Cent Nice BU Detail GREAT COLOR Nice Luster $40.00
   1902 Indian Cent Choice BU FULL LUSTER Great Eye Appeal $53.00
   1902 Indian Cent NGC PF64RD Nice Luster Strong Strike Lots of Red $370.00
   1903 Indian Cent Nice BU+ GREAT COLOR Nice Luster GREAT EYE APPEAL $32.00
   1903 Indian Cent Choice BU+ Superb Eye Appeal GREAT COLOR Beautiful Toning $85.00
   1903 Indian Cent NGC MS65RD Full Red Nice Strike $560.00
   1904 Indian Cent Choice BU Detail NICE EYE APPEAL Nice Strike $24.00
   1904 Indian Cent Nice BU+ NICE LUSTER Great Color NICE STRIKE $35.00
   1904 Indian Cent Nice BU+ GREAT COLOR Nice Luster NICE EYE APPEAL $40.00
   1905 Indian Cent Nice BU GREAT COLOR Nice Luster NICE EYE APPEAL $27.00
   1905 Indian Cent Choice Proof Fantastic Strike $200.00
   1906 Indian Cent Nice Unc NICE COLOR Nice Strike NICE EYE APPEAL $26.00
   1906 Indian Cent Nice BU Nice RED & BROWN Color NICE LUSTER $26.00
   1907 Indian Cent Nice BU Nice Luster Nice RED & BROWN Color $28.00
   1907 Indian Cent Nice BU+ SUPERB GLOSSY BROWN COLOR Nice Luster $30.00
   1907 Indian Cent Choice BU GREAT GLOWING COLOR Full Luster $32.00
   1907 Indian Cent Nice BU+ Nice Luster GREAT COLOR Nice Strike $37.00
   1908-P Indian Cent Nice BU Detail Nice Luster GREAT EYE APPEAL $34.00
   1908-S Indian Cent Nice VG/F Key Date GREAT COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $74.00
   1908-S Indian Cent Choice VF/XF GREAT COLOR Great Eye Appeal $95.00
   1908-S Indian Cent NGC AU58BN NICE EYE APPEAL Nice Color $215.00
   1908-S Indian Cent Key Date NGC MS64RD Wonderful Color $1,780.00
   1909-P Indian Cent Choice BU Nice RED & BROWN Color NICE LUSTER $35.00
   1909-S Indian Cent Nice VG/F Key Date NICE COLOR Nice Eye Appeal $385.00
   1909-S Indian Cent Nice F Key Date GREAT COLOR Great Eye Appeal $400.00
   1909-S Indian Cent Choice VF/XF SUPERB EYE APPEAL Great Color $530.00
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