David Lawrence Rare Coins
U.S. Coin Values: Indian Head Pennies (Proof).
About 1859 1c
First year of issue for the Proof Indian Cent Series, which comes from a mintage of 800 pieces struck with about half surviving. Very scarce in all grades up to the finest of gems which are quite rare. Cameo pieces are extremely rare in any grade you can find one in.
Obverse: A portrait bearing the likeness of a Native American in full headdress framed by the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery. The date is centered at the bottom under the portrait.
Reverse: The reverse features the denomination ONE CENT in the center surrounded by a wreath with a ribbon at the very bottom center.
|Denomination:||1c / Cent|
|Coinage Type:||Indian Head, Wreath Reverse|
|Composition:||0.880 Copper; 0.120 Nickel|
|Designer:||James B. Longacre|
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