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Single U.S. Coins > Cents > Small Cents : 1859-1909 Indian Head

Small Cents 1859-1909 Indian Head

Small Cents

1859-1909 Indian Head

The Indian Head Small Cent was produced by the U.S. Mint from 1859 to 1909. Designed by James B. Longacre, the obverse of the coin displays the head of a Native American wearing a feather head dress. The word “Liberty” appears on the band of the head dress. The head is surrounded by the words “United States of America.”

The coins reverse side displays the words “One Cent” surrounded by a wreath with three arrows inserted under the ribbon binding the two branches of the wreath. At the top of the wreath, the branches display a shield of the United States. This shield is not present in the 1859 mintage of coins, as it was not in the original design.

Composition from 1859-1864: 87.5% Copper, 12.5% Nickel
Composition from 1864-1909: Bronze (95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc)



Small Cents: 1859-1909 Indian Head
Date &
Mint Mark
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Grade
Qty
1859$30.00$36.00$43.00$52.00$115.00$260.00$390.00$500.00
 
1860$25.00$28.00$33.00$46.00$75.00$150.00$225.00$410.00
 
1861$45.00$55.00$71.50$99.00$132.00$225.00$400.00$450.00
 
1862$19.00$22.00$27.50$38.50$44.00$70.00$140.00$200.00
 
1863$19.00$22.00$30.00$36.00$44.00$65.00$130.00$180.00
 
1864 BR$19.00$22.00$37.00$55.00$88.00$155.00$180.00$225.00
 
1864 CN$38.00$44.00$55.00$82.50$115.00$180.00$220.00$385.00
 
1864L$140.00$175.00$185.00$295.00$410.00$625.00$745.00$930.00
 
1865$17.00$20.00$31.00$52.00$60.00$88.00$120.00$200.00
 
1866$75.00$105.00$121.00$170.00$240.00$435.00$550.00$645.00
 
1867$75.00$109.00$148.00$198.00$290.00$420.00$550.00$650.00
 
1868$75.00$105.00$115.00$148.00$245.00$425.00$540.00$600.00
 
1869$120.00$148.00$225.00$525.00$715.00$905.00$1,090.00$1,200.00
 
1870$99.00$121.00$181.00$495.00$690.00$905.00$1,075.00$1,240.00
 
1871$110.00$148.00$215.00$570.00$785.00$960.00$1,015.00$1,180.00
 
1872$135.00$192.00$330.00$810.00$960.00$1,325.00$1,430.00$1,760.00
 
1873$40.00$53.00$82.00$132.00$180.00$375.00$470.00$560.00
 
1874$33.00$44.00$60.00$82.50$132.00$240.00$330.00$450.00
 
1875$33.00$44.00$77.00$125.00$148.00$260.00$340.00$440.00
 
1876$59.00$77.00$88.00$154.00$295.00$495.00$645.00$775.00
 
1877n/a$500.00n/an/an/an/an/an/a
 
1878$60.00$82.50$99.00$160.00$315.00$525.00$645.00$750.00
 
1879$17.00$22.00$36.00$49.50$88.00$175.00$190.00$210.00
 
1880$9.75$12.00$14.00$17.50$30.00$60.00$100.00$150.00
 
1881$9.75$12.00$13.00$17.50$24.00$45.00$65.00$99.00
 
1882$9.75$12.00$13.00$15.50$30.00$45.00$65.00$95.00
 
1883$9.75$12.00$13.00$15.50$24.00$45.00$65.00$95.00
 
1884$9.75$12.00$14.00$20.00$37.00$60.00$90.00$150.00
 
1885$17.00$22.00$33.00$42.00$72.00$135.00$180.00$240.00
 
1886$13.00$16.50$27.50$49.50$120.00$300.00$360.00$395.00
 
1887$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$15.00$39.00$60.00$115.00
 
1888$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$19.00$45.00$60.00$100.00
 
1889$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$24.00$60.00$90.00
 
1890$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$21.00$50.00$90.00
 
1891$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$25.00$48.00$85.00
 
1892$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$34.00$52.00$75.00
 
1893$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$21.00$45.00$70.00
 
1894$11.00$13.00$16.00$27.50$36.00$110.00$125.00$165.00
 
1895$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$24.00$48.00$65.00
 
1896$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$25.00$58.00$72.00
 
1897$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$21.00$49.00$65.00
 
1898$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$21.00$49.00$65.00
 
1899$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$21.00$45.00$65.00
 
1900$8.00$9.50$12.00$14.00$16.50$24.00$47.00$65.00
 
1901$8.00$9.25$11.50$14.00$16.00$20.00$42.00$72.50
 
1902$8.00$9.25$11.50$14.00$16.00$20.00$42.00$72.50
 
1903$8.00$9.25$11.50$14.00$16.00$20.00$42.00$72.50
 
1904$8.00$9.25$11.50$14.00$16.00$20.00$42.00$72.50
 
1905$8.00$9.25$11.50$14.00$16.00$20.00$42.00$72.50
 
1906$8.00$9.25$11.50$14.00$16.00$20.00$42.00$72.50
 
1907$8.00$9.25$11.50$14.00$16.00$20.00$42.00$72.50
 
1908$8.00$9.25$11.50$14.00$16.00$20.00$42.00$72.50
 
1908 Sn/a$155.00$170.00$195.00$265.00$360.00$450.00$660.00
 
1909$13.00$18.00$20.00$22.00$25.00$46.00$60.00$75.00
 
1909 Sn/an/a$695.00$825.00$925.00$1,050.00$1,200.00$1,575.00