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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1859 1c MS [Type]

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1860-1864 1c MS [Type]

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1864-1909 1c MS BN [Type]

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1864-1909 1c MS RB [Type]

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1864-1909 1c MS RD [Type]

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1859 1c MS

Mintage: 36,400,000

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1861 1c MS

Mintage: 10,100,000

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1862 1c MS

Mintage: 28,075,000

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1863 1c MS

Mintage: 49,840,000

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1865 1c MS BN Fancy 5

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 1c MS RB Fancy 5

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 1c MS RD Fancy 5

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 1c MS BN Plain 5

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 1c MS RB Plain 5

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1865 1c MS RD Plain 5

Mintage: 35,429,286

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1866 1c MS BN

Mintage: 9,826,500

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1866 1c MS RB

Mintage: 9,826,500

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1866 1c MS RD

Mintage: 9,826,500

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1867 1c MS BN

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867 1c MS RB

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867 1c MS RD

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867/67 1c MS BN

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867/67 1c MS RB

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1867/67 1c MS RD

Mintage: 9,821,000

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1868 1c MS BN

Mintage: 10,266,500

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1868 1c MS RB

Mintage: 10,266,500

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1868 1c MS RD

Mintage: 10,266,500

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1869 1c MS BN

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869 1c MS RB

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869/9 1c MS BN

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869/9 1c MS RB

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1869/9 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,420,000

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1870 1c MS BN

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1870 1c MS RB

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1870 1c MS RD

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1871 1c MS BN

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1871 1c MS RB

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1871 1c MS RD

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1872 1c MS BN

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1872 1c MS RB

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1872 1c MS RD

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1874 1c MS BN

Mintage: 14,187,500

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1874 1c MS RB

Mintage: 14,187,500

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1874 1c MS RD

Mintage: 14,187,500

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1875 1c MS BN

Mintage: 13,528,000

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1875 1c MS RB

Mintage: 13,528,000

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1875 1c MS RD

Mintage: 13,528,000

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1876 1c MS BN

Mintage: 7,944,000

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1876 1c MS RB

Mintage: 7,944,000

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1876 1c MS RD

Mintage: 7,944,000

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1877 1c MS BN

Mintage: 852,500

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1877 1c MS RB

Mintage: 852,500

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1877 1c MS RD

Mintage: 852,500

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1878 1c MS BN

Mintage: 5,797,500

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1878 1c MS RB

Mintage: 5,797,500

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1878 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,797,500

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1879 1c MS BN

Mintage: 16,228,000

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1879 1c MS RB

Mintage: 16,228,000

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1879 1c MS RD

Mintage: 16,228,000

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1880 1c MS BN

Mintage: 38,961,000

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1880 1c MS RB

Mintage: 38,961,000

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1880 1c MS RD

Mintage: 38,961,000

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1881 1c MS BN

Mintage: 39,208,000

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1881 1c MS RB

Mintage: 39,208,000

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1881 1c MS RD

Mintage: 39,208,000

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1882 1c MS BN

Mintage: 38,578,000

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1882 1c MS RB

Mintage: 38,578,000

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1882 1c MS RD

Mintage: 38,578,000

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1883 1c MS BN

Mintage: 45,591,500

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1883 1c MS RB

Mintage: 45,591,500

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1883 1c MS RD

Mintage: 45,591,500

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1884 1c MS BN

Mintage: 23,257,800

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1884 1c MS RB

Mintage: 23,257,800

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1884 1c MS RD

Mintage: 23,257,800

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1885 1c MS BN

Mintage: 11,761,594

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1885 1c MS RB

Mintage: 11,761,594

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1885 1c MS RD

Mintage: 11,761,594

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1887 1c MS BN

Mintage: 45,223,523

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1887 1c MS RB

Mintage: 45,223,523

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1887 1c MS RD

Mintage: 45,223,523

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1888 1c MS BN

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1888 1c MS RB

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1888 1c MS RD

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1888/7 1c MS BN

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1888/7 1c MS RB

Mintage: 37,489,832

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1889 1c MS BN

Mintage: 48,866,025

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1889 1c MS RB

Mintage: 48,866,025

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1889 1c MS RD

Mintage: 48,866,025

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1890 1c MS BN

Mintage: 57,180,144

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1890 1c MS RB

Mintage: 57,180,144

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1890 1c MS RD

Mintage: 57,180,144

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1891 1c MS BN

Mintage: 47,070,000

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1891 1c MS RB

Mintage: 47,070,000

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1891 1c MS RD

Mintage: 47,070,000

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1892 1c MS BN

Mintage: 37,647,087

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1892 1c MS RB

Mintage: 37,647,087

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1892 1c MS RD

Mintage: 37,647,087

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1893 1c MS BN

Mintage: 46,640,000

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1893 1c MS RB

Mintage: 46,640,000

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1893 1c MS RD

Mintage: 46,640,000

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1894 1c MS BN

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894 1c MS RB

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894 1c MS RD

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894/1894 1c MS BN

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894/1894 1c MS RB

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1894/1894 1c MS RD

Mintage: 16,749,500

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1895 1c MS BN

Mintage: 38,341,574

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1895 1c MS RB

Mintage: 38,341,574

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1895 1c MS RD

Mintage: 38,341,574

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1896 1c MS BN

Mintage: 39,055,431

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1896 1c MS RB

Mintage: 39,055,431

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1896 1c MS RD

Mintage: 39,055,431

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1897 1c MS BN

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 1c MS RB

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 1c MS RD

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 1c MS BN 1 in Neck

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 1c MS RB 1 in Neck

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1897 1c MS RD 1 in Neck

Mintage: 50,464,392

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1898 1c MS BN

Mintage: 49,821,284

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1898 1c MS RB

Mintage: 49,821,284

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1898 1c MS RD

Mintage: 49,821,284

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1899 1c MS BN

Mintage: 53,598,000

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1899 1c MS RB

Mintage: 53,598,000

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1899 1c MS RD

Mintage: 53,598,000

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1900 1c MS BN

Mintage: 66,831,502

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1900 1c MS RB

Mintage: 66,831,502

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1900 1c MS RD

Mintage: 66,831,502

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1901 1c MS BN

Mintage: 79,609,158

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1901 1c MS RB

Mintage: 79,609,158

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1901 1c MS RD

Mintage: 79,609,158

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1902 1c MS BN

Mintage: 87,374,704

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1902 1c MS RB

Mintage: 87,374,704

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1902 1c MS RD

Mintage: 87,374,704

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1903 1c MS BN

Mintage: 85,092,703

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1903 1c MS RB

Mintage: 85,092,703

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1903 1c MS RD

Mintage: 85,092,703

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1904 1c MS BN

Mintage: 61,326,198

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1904 1c MS RB

Mintage: 61,326,198

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1904 1c MS RD

Mintage: 61,326,198

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1905 1c MS BN

Mintage: 80,717,011

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1905 1c MS RB

Mintage: 80,717,011

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1905 1c MS RD

Mintage: 80,717,011

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1906 1c MS BN

Mintage: 96,020,530

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1906 1c MS RB

Mintage: 96,020,530

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1906 1c MS RD

Mintage: 96,020,530

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U.S. Coin Values

1907 1c MS BN

Mintage: 108,137,143

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1907 1c MS RB

Mintage: 108,137,143

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1907 1c MS RD

Mintage: 108,137,143

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1908 1c MS BN

Mintage: 32,326,367

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1908 1c MS RB

Mintage: 32,326,367

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1908 1c MS RD

Mintage: 32,326,367

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1908-S 1c MS BN

Mintage: 1,115,000

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1908-S 1c MS RB

Mintage: 1,115,000

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1908-S 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,115,000

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1909 Indian 1c MS BN

Mintage: 14,368,470

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1909 Indian 1c MS RB

Mintage: 14,368,470

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1909 Indian 1c MS RD

Mintage: 14,368,470

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1909-S Indian 1c MS BN

Mintage: 309,000

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1909-S Indian 1c MS RB

Mintage: 309,000

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1909-S Indian 1c MS RD

Mintage: 309,000

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