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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 1356)

The 1881 Cent is part of a series of Indian Head, Shield Reverse (Bronze) coins struck from 1864-1909. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin from a mintage of 39,208,000 struck.
The 1881 Indian Cent has a high mintage of over 39 million making it very common. Circulated coins are extremely common and accessible. In order for uncirculated coins to be scarce and valuable there must be some, if not complete, red coloring. The finest gems can be very rare.
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 bears the denomination of ONE CENT in the center surrounded by a wreath bearing a ribbon with arrows tied in at the bottom center.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 1356
Coin Date: 1881
Denomination: 1c / Cent
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 39,208,000
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
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James B. Longacre
Obverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1881
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Lettering: ONE CENT
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
PCGS #: 2139
NGC ID: 2288
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