How much are my U.S. Indian Cents worth?

About Indian Cents

Indian cents were designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre and released in 1859 as a replacement for the Flying Eagle motif, which debuted in 1856 and became the nation's first small cent. Interestingly, the Indian cent name is a misnomer, as the female figure on the coin's obverse is not a Native American but rather a Caucasian figure of Miss Liberty wearing a feathered headdress meant to depict, if inaccurately, a style of head adornment similar to those worn by some native peoples.

The Indian Head "penny" was minted until 1909, spanning some 50 years and becoming what was then one of the America's longest-running coin series, along with the contemporary Liberty Seated motif that ran on most of the nation?s silver coins from the late 1830s through early 1890s. During that time, the Indian Head cent series spawned a plethora of semi-keys, a least one key, and many varieties.

The 1859 Indian cent is a one-year-only type, serving as the only issue without a shield depicted on the reverse. The wreath was modified and a shield added to the reverse in 1860, and in 1864 came a variety of changes to the series. In 1864, the cent?s composition was changed from 88% copper, 12% nickel to 95% copper, 5% tin or zinc. There were two compositions used that year, with some 1864 cents made with the copper-nickel composition and others composed of bronze. Furthermore, some 1864 bronze Indian cents bear an "L" (Longacre's initial) on a ribbon near the bottom of Miss Liberty's headdress.

The coin's design and composition remained virtually unchanged after 1864. However, many of the 1860s and 1870s issues are scarce in all grades, with the 1877 Indian cent the serving as the most popular key date with a mintage of only 852,500 pieces. However, the 1877 cent is not the lowest-mintage Indian cent. That claim goes to the 1909-S Indian cent, which has a mintage of just 309,000 pieces and is only the second mintmarked issue in the series. The 1908-S Indian cent, which was the first mintmarked cent, is the third-scarcest regular-issue in the series with a mintage of 1,115,000.



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Indian Cent, Ty. 1859 [Type]

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Indian Cent, CN [Type]

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Indian Cent, Bronze BN [Type]

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Indian Cent, Bronze RB [Type]

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Indian Cent, Bronze RD [Type]

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SET TOTALS

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56-Coin Set (No Vars)

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56-Coin Set (No Vars) RB

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56-Coin Set RD (No Vars) RD

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1859

Mintage: 36,400,000

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1860 Round Bust

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1861

Mintage: 10,100,000

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1862

Mintage: 28,075,000

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1863

Mintage: 49,840,000

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1864 CN

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1864 Bronze

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1864 Bronze RB

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1864 Bronze RD

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1864-L

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1864-L RB

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1864-L RD

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1865 Fancy 5

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 Fancy 5 RB

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 Fancy 5 RD

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 Plain 5

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 Plain 5 RB

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 Plain 5 RD

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1866

Mintage: 9,826,500

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1866 RB

Mintage: 9,826,500

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1866 RD

Mintage: 9,826,500

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1867

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867 RB

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867 RD

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867/67

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867/67 RB

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867/67 RD

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1868

Mintage: 10,266,500

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1868 RB

Mintage: 10,266,500

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1868 RD

Mintage: 10,266,500

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1869

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869 RB

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869 RD

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869/9

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869/9 RB

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869/9 RD

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1870

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1870 RB

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1870 RD

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1871

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1871 RB

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1871 RD

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1872

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1872 RB

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1872 RD

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1873 Op. 3

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1873 Op. 3 RB

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1873 Op. 3 RD

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1873 Cl. 3

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1873 Cl. 3 RB

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1873 Cl. 3 RD

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1874

Mintage: 14,187,500

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1874 RB

Mintage: 14,187,500

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1874 RD

Mintage: 14,187,500

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1875

Mintage: 13,528,000

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1875 RB

Mintage: 13,528,000

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1875 RD

Mintage: 13,528,000

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1876

Mintage: 7,944,000

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1876 RB

Mintage: 7,944,000

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1876 RD

Mintage: 7,944,000

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1877

Mintage: 852,500

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1877 RB

Mintage: 852,500

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1877 RD

Mintage: 852,500

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1878

Mintage: 5,797,500

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1878 RB

Mintage: 5,797,500

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1878 RD

Mintage: 5,797,500

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1879

Mintage: 16,228,000

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1879 RB

Mintage: 16,228,000

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1879 RD

Mintage: 16,228,000

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1880

Mintage: 38,961,000

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1880 RB

Mintage: 38,961,000

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1880 RD

Mintage: 38,961,000

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1881

Mintage: 39,208,000

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1881 RB

Mintage: 39,208,000

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1881 RD

Mintage: 39,208,000

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1882

Mintage: 38,578,000

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1882 RB

Mintage: 38,578,000

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1882 RD

Mintage: 38,578,000

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1883

Mintage: 45,591,500

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1883 RB

Mintage: 45,591,500

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1883 RD

Mintage: 45,591,500

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1884

Mintage: 23,257,800

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1884 RB

Mintage: 23,257,800

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1884 RD

Mintage: 23,257,800

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1885

Mintage: 11,761,594

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1885 RB

Mintage: 11,761,594

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1885 RD

Mintage: 11,761,594

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1886 Ty. 1

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1886 Ty. 1 RB

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1886 Ty. 1 RD

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1886 Ty. 2

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1886 Ty. 2 RB

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1886 Ty. 2 RD

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1887

Mintage: 45,223,523

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1887 RB

Mintage: 45,223,523

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1887 RD

Mintage: 45,223,523

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1888

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1888 RB

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1888 RD

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1888/7

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1888/7 RB

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1889

Mintage: 48,866,025

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1889 RB

Mintage: 48,866,025

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1889 RD

Mintage: 48,866,025

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1890

Mintage: 57,180,144

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1890 RB

Mintage: 57,180,144

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1890 RD

Mintage: 57,180,144

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1891

Mintage: 47,070,000

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1891 RB

Mintage: 47,070,000

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1891 RD

Mintage: 47,070,000

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1892

Mintage: 37,647,087

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1892 RB

Mintage: 37,647,087

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1892 RD

Mintage: 37,647,087

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1893

Mintage: 46,640,000

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1893 RB

Mintage: 46,640,000

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1893 RD

Mintage: 46,640,000

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1894

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894 RB

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894 RD

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894/1894

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894/1894 RB

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894/1894 RD

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1895

Mintage: 38,341,574

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1895 RB

Mintage: 38,341,574

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1895 RD

Mintage: 38,341,574

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1896

Mintage: 39,055,431

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1896 RB

Mintage: 39,055,431

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1896 RD

Mintage: 39,055,431

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1897

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 RB

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 RD

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 1 in Neck

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 1 in Neck RB

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 1 in Neck RD

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1898

Mintage: 49,821,284

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1898 RB

Mintage: 49,821,284

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1898 RD

Mintage: 49,821,284

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1899

Mintage: 53,598,000

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1899 RB

Mintage: 53,598,000

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1899 RD

Mintage: 53,598,000

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1900

Mintage: 66,831,502

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1900 RB

Mintage: 66,831,502

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1900 RD

Mintage: 66,831,502

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1901

Mintage: 79,609,158

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1901 RB

Mintage: 79,609,158

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1901 RD

Mintage: 79,609,158

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1902

Mintage: 87,374,704

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1902 RB

Mintage: 87,374,704

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1902 RD

Mintage: 87,374,704

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1903

Mintage: 85,092,703

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1903 RB

Mintage: 85,092,703

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1903 RD

Mintage: 85,092,703

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1904

Mintage: 61,326,198

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1904 RB

Mintage: 61,326,198

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1904 RD

Mintage: 61,326,198

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1905

Mintage: 80,717,011

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1905 RB

Mintage: 80,717,011

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1905 RD

Mintage: 80,717,011

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1906

Mintage: 96,020,530

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1906 RB

Mintage: 96,020,530

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1906 RD

Mintage: 96,020,530

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1907

Mintage: 108,137,143

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1907 RB

Mintage: 108,137,143

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1907 RD

Mintage: 108,137,143

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1908

Mintage: 32,326,367

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1908 RB

Mintage: 32,326,367

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1908 RD

Mintage: 32,326,367

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1908-S

Mintage: 1,115,000

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1908-S RB

Mintage: 1,115,000

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1908-S RD

Mintage: 1,115,000

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1909

Mintage: 14,368,470

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1909 RB

Mintage: 14,368,470

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1909 RD

Mintage: 14,368,470

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1909-S

Mintage: 309,000

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1909-S RB

Mintage: 309,000

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1909-S RD

Mintage: 309,000

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