Indian Head Penny Value

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The Indian Head Penny also sometimes referred to as the Indian Head Cent by collectors is a copper coin that preceded the Wheat Penny and Lincoln Penny. Years minted 1859-1909

While 1909 Indian Head pennies are relatively scarce, it’s best to seek original, uncleaned specimens for your coin collection if you can afford such pieces. Finding a 1909 Philadelphia Indian Head penny shouldn’t be very difficult, but 1909-S Indian Head cents are rare and should be bought carefully, as counterfeits do exist. Indian Head USA one cent (penny) values, pg 2 (1873 to 1890) Indian Head USA one cent (penny) values, pg 3 (1891 to 1909) Indian Head USA one cent (penny) values, pg 3 (1891 to 1909) Australian coin and banknote values New Zealand predecimal coin values UK coin values - 1801 to 1967 United States coin values - 1792 to present All Coin Values.

Indian Head Penny Value 1863

The front (obverse) of the coin contains the head of Lady Liberty wearing a chieftains headdress sometimes referred to as a war bonnet.

Indian Head Penny Value 1901

The rear (reverse) cointains a wreath and the words one cent as well as a shield on the top middle. The original 1959 release did not include the shield, but all other years do.

Indian Head Penny Values Indian Head pennies were struck by the hundreds of millions. Therefore, as a coin series, they are not rare. In fact, many dates in the Indian Head penny series are worth less than $3 to $5 in typical, circulated condition. If you’re lucky enough to have some Indian Head Pennies laying around, you’ll be happy to hear that they’re at least worth 200% of their face value. That’s right, even non-key date Indian Head Pennies in rough condition are worth at least $2. For a Good-4 to Very Good-8 grade coin, the value is $2 to $3, and Fine-12 coins are worth $4.64. This range of values is the average for 1905 Indian Head pennies. The value increases to $6 in Very Fine-20, $10 in Extremely Fine-40, and $21 in About Uncirculated-50.

The face value of this coin is 1 cent. The chemical composition is 88% copper and 12% nickel from the years 1859-1864. The composition changes in 1965 95% copper, 5% tin (sometimes zinc was used in place of copper).

The coins are popular with those Native American heritage, and while just 2 million individuals are enrolled as members of a tribe, most people in the US today claim to be at least part Native American.

I remember fondly collecting the Indian Head Pennies and the Buffalo Nickels with my Grandmother who was 50% Cherokee. So on a personal note I love these coins, if for nothing else than their sentimental value.

As with most coins of this age the Indian Head Cent is worth many times more than it's face value indicates. Prices are well above the $10 mark for all of these coins (even in less than mint state) up until about 1879 at which time the minimum is still $1 to $3 on average. Point being.if you find one don't spend it at face value.

* Notice as of December 2006 it is illegal to melt down US Minted Pennies and Nickels, and there is a $10,000 fine to help enforce the law. Boeing 777 price in inr. It is legal however to melt down silver dollars, half dollars, dimes, quarters for their content.

Indian Head Penny Values

All US Pennies 1859 to 2021


The Indian Head Cent was minted by the United States government from 1859-1909. The coins that were struck between 1859 and 1864 were composed of 88 percent copper and 12 percent nickel, as required by law. In 1864, the weight of the coins was reduced from 72 grains to the present weight of 48 grains, and the alloy changed to 95 percent copper and 5 percent tin and zinc. According to records at the United States Mint, the design of the Indian Head cent became official on January 1, 1859, and was first released into circulation early that year. When the coin was first produced, Longacre's initials did not appear on the coin, but beginning in 1864, a small 'L' was added to the ribbon of the headress, thus making two varieties for that year. The manufacture of the Indian Head Cent at the San Francisco Mint in November 1908 marked the first time this denomination of coins was minted outside of Philadelphia. One-cent coin production did not begin at the Denver Mint until 1911. Color is a significant factor in the value of an Indian Head Cent. The coins will be found in a broad range of colors from a deep brown to a rich red with the redder being the more scarce and more sought after of the series.


Copper/Nickel


Date and MintGVGFVFXFUNCBU
1859$14.30$19.00$28.50$57$120$285$3325
1860$12.40$16.20$25.75$48.00$81$175$1235
1860 Pointed Bust$16.20$23.75$33.25$62$120$260$9500
1861$20.90$30.50$48.00$71$95$190$1235
1862$11.40$12.40$4.75$19.00$33.25$95$1045
1863$9.50$11.40$13.30$17.10$28.50$90$1045
1864$19.00$33.25$38.00$67$120$215$1520

Bronze


Date and MintGVGFVFXFUNC BU
(Brown)
BU
(Rd/Brn)
BU
(Red)
1864$9.50$19.00$28.50$48.00$71$120$285$335$1425
1864 L on Ribbon$48.00$71$125$190$285$430$1190$1425$3800
1865 Plain 5$9.50$14.30$23.75$28.50$42.75$120$665$855$1330
1865 Fancy 5$8.55$14.30$20.90$25.75$38.00$105$570$715$1330
1866$48.00$67$95$120$190$310$1045$1235$4750
1867$52$71$105$130$200$330$1095$1330$7125
1867/67$95$145$190$285$475$950$1900$2375$19000
1868$38.00$48.00$76$130$190$335$760$950$4750
1869$86$120$245$380$475$665$760$1665$4750
1869/69$145$240$450$570$760$1045$950$1900$5700
1870$67$120$260$335$405$570$1425$1900$3800
1872$105$190$430$525$665$810$1900$3800$19000
1873 Closed 3$48.00$71$120$165$240$430$950$3090$7600
1873 Open 3$19.00$33.25$67$95$165$285$760$1140$9500
1873 Double Liberty$285$715$1140$1900$3325$9500$23750----
1874$14.30$23.75$48.00$67$105$240$475$760$3800
1875$17.10$33.25$57$76$120$240$460$855$2850
1876$28.50$42.75$76$145$240$355$595$1140$2850
1877$855$950$1425$1900$2470$3990$7125$14250$19000

Indian Head Penny Valuews


Date and MintGVGFVFXFUNC BU
(Brown)
BU
(Rd/Brn)
BU
(Red)
1878$28.50$38.00$71$145$240$430$620$950$2850
1879$7.60$11.40$16.20$33.25$71$95$285$380$1045
1880$2.85$4.75$6.65$11.40$28.50$71$260$380$950
1881$2.85$4.75$6.65$11.40$20.90$57$225$405$950
1882$2.85$4.75$6.65$11.40$20.90$57$225$355$950
1883$2.85$4.75$6.65$11.40$20.90$57$225$355$950
1884$4.75$5.70$8.55$13.30$33.25$71$310$475$1425
1885$7.60$8.55$13.30$33.25$71$120$340$760$2375
1886 I$5.70$8.55$20.90$67$155$240$665$1140$5700
1886 II$9.50$19.00$33.25$71$165$285$1235$2375$14250
1887$2.60$3.80$5.70$7.60$33.25$62$240$380$1900
1888$1.90$3.80$6.65$9.50$33.25$62$430$855$2375
1888/7$1900$2850$4750$8550$13300$38000------
1889$1.90$2.85$5.70$8.55$23.75$52$285$665$2185
1890$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$11.40$33.25$240$355$1570
1891$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$11.40$33.25$240$355$1045
1892$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$11.40$33.25$240$355$1330
1893$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$11.40$33.25$240$430$1330

Date and MintGVGFVFXFUNC BU
(Brown)
BU
(Rd/Brn)
BU
(Red)
1894$4.75$6.65$13.30$20.90$52$95$335$405$950
1894 Double Date$33.25$48.00$95$165$285$760$1900$7125$9500
1895$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$12.40$33.25$160$380$950
1896$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$12.40$33.25$160$240$855
1897$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$12.40$33.25$160$240$855
1898$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$12.40$33.25$160$215$665
1899$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$12.40$33.25$160$215$665
1900$1.65$2.40$3.80$4.75$12.40$33.25$160$215$665
1901$1.45$2.15$3.35$3.80$7.60$23.75$150$165$475
1902$1.45$2.15$3.35$3.80$7.60$23.75$150$165$475
1903$1.45$2.15$3.35$3.80$7.60$23.75$150$165$475
1904$1.45$2.15$3.35$3.80$7.60$23.75$150$165$475
1905$1.45$2.15$3.35$3.80$7.60$23.75$150$165$475
1906$1.45$2.15$3.35$3.80$7.60$23.75$150$165$475
1907$1.45$2.15$3.35$3.80$7.60$23.75$150$165$475
1908$1.45$2.15$3.35$3.80$7.60$23.75$150$165$475
1908 S$67$86$95$120$165$245$665$1045$2470
1909$1.45$2.15$3.35$3.80$7.60$23.75$150$165$475
1909 S$525$545$595$665$785$950$2280$2850$5225

Penny

These prices for Indian Head Cents are provided as a service to Hobbizine readers. They are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in numismatic publications, and public auction results. Use these values as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection.

Indian Head Penny Value 1906


Some notes about grading:

  • G - Good: Major design elements are outlined but details are gone; the date may not be sharp (but should be readable) and the rim may not be complete.
  • VG - Very Good: Major design elements, letters and numerals are worn but clear.
  • F - Fine: Major elements are still clear but details are worn away.
  • VF - Very fine: Light even wear on high points, all lettering and design details are sharp.
  • XF - Extremely Fine: All design details are sharp; some mint luster remains.
  • UNC - Uncirculated: No wear at all; there may be some contact marks and there may be some dulling of the luster.
  • BU - Brilliant Uncirculated: a perfect coin with bright consistent luster and no scratches or contact marks.
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