Gold: 1896.83 0.93
Silver: 24.24 0.11
Platinum: 887.80 9.71
Palladium: 2321.25 4.73
How much is my U.S. 1879 1c business strike with red-brown surfaces penny worth?



About 1879 1c MS RB Indian Cents

This semi-key date comes from a high mintage of over 16.2 million of which mostly all were melted down, making this a very scarce Indian Cent. The 1879 is a better date in circulated grades that becomes scarce in Mint State. It is notably rare in gem condition and very tough to locate with red color.



Coin Date: 1879
Denom: 1c / Cent
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,228,000
Coinage Type: Indian Head, Shield Reverse (Bronze)
Coinage Years: 1864-1909
Composition: 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 3.11 gr
Designer: James B. Longacre
Edge: Plain
Catalog #: 2134
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