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U.S. Coin Values: Indian Head Pennies.

About 1859 1c

First year of issue for the Indian Cent Series, which was produced from a composite of copper and nickel. Very popular one-year type coin as a shield was added to the reverse in the following year. Extremely common except for the gem grades that are scarce. The 1859 normally comes with a strong strike and some nice color and luster.

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.

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Coin Date: 1859
Denomination: 1c / Cent
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 36,400,000
Coinage Type: Indian Head, Wreath Reverse
Coinage Years: 1859
Composition: 0.880 Copper; 0.120 Nickel
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 4.67 gr
Designer: James B. Longacre
Edge: Plain
PCGS #: 2052
NGC ID: 227E
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