Indian Head Cents were made from 1859 to 1909 with all coins minted in Philadelphia until the final two years when coins were also made in San Francisco.
James Longacre designed the Indian Head Cent which is actually a representation of Liberty wearing an Indian headdress. Indian Head Cents are one of the most popular of all U.S. coins!
Beautiful untoned surfaces with rich luster and very few marks. The strike is very strong and the eye appeal is outstanding!
CAC. A spot-free Gem with a sharp strike and beautiful satiny mint luster. Very tough to find with CAC approval.
CAC. Blazing bright copper-nickel luster and a sharp strike with no significant marks or spots. A wonderful example of this first year Indian Head Cent.
Super flashy deep mirrored fields and a precise strike. Only 800 of this first year Indian Head Cent minted with this one having excellent eye appeal.
Well struck with lustrous copper-nickel tan surfaces.
Pointed Bust. The 1859 Pointed Bust type is paired with the new 1860 reverse which added a shield above the oak wreath. This subtype is considerably rarer than the regular 1860 cent. The present example is well struck with flashy copper-nickel tan surfaces.
CAC. Blazing bright copper-nickel luster and a sharp strike on this beautiful early Gem 'Indian'. This is the only 65+ graded at PCGS.
CAC. Beautiful flashy luster and a sharp strike.
Incredibly flashy with very deep proof fields and nicely frosted design feature. The surfaces are essentially flawless and a tiny splash of ice-blue accents this exceptionally nice copper-nickel proof.
Nice lustrous surfaces and a strong strike.
Blazing copper-nickel tan luster and a great strike. There are no significant marks and the eye appeal is outstanding.
A sharp strike with nice clean surfaces and satiny rich copper-nickel luster.
CAC. A nice early proof with original copper-nickel tan luster over strong reflective surfaces. The strike is precise and there are no significant marks. In an early PCGS holder.
Vibrant copper-nickel tan luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. A beautiful Gem with vibrant orange-red luster blending with glossy shades of brown.
Well struck with pleasing lustrous surfaces.
Crisp spot-free luster and a strong strike.
CAC. Well struck with flashy original mint luster. Super quality!
Nice even original copper-nickel surfaces and a sharp strike with deeply mirrored fields and frosted devices. Only 370 minted which is the 3rd lowest in the series behind the 1864 Bronze and the 1864-L.
Well struck with glossy brown surfaces that have a trace of red.
Well struck with pleasing brown surfaces and a light golden hue.
Plain 5. Lovely iridescent mint red and light brown. Very well struck.
Designated 'Brown' by PCGS but there is considerable red on pleasing woodgrain surfaces. The strike is very sharp and there are no spots or significant marks.
CAC. Fancy 5. A gorgeous Premium Gem with very flashy luster that is mostly mint red. The strike is solid and there are no significant marks. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS and a coin with wonderful eye appeal.
Sharp detail and glossy chocolate brown surfaces.
CAC. Beautiful satiny smooth surfaces that are virtually mark-free and show a pleasing blend of faded red and brown with a lavender hue.
Well struck with very nice satiny chocolate-brown surfaces that retain a trace of red.
CAC. Well struck and mark-free with streaks of golden-red blending with soft-brown.
Sharply struck and nearly mark-free with glossy chocolate-brown surfaces.
CAC. Silky smooth surfaces with shimmering red-brown luster.
Very sharply struck with satiny mint red luster. All 4 diamonds and the feathers tips are clear.
CAC. A beautiful well struck Gem with no significant marks. The surfaces are a pleasing blend of mint red and light brown with no carbon and excellent eye appeal.
Gorgeous flashy deep mirrored fields with modest frost on the design. Fabulous quality and coin that is very nearly full red. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS regardless of color designation!
CAC. Pleasing surfaces with a nice even blend of faded red and light brown.
CAC. Glossy iridescent brown with traces of mint red. Very nice for the grade.
Well struck with lovely light brown surfaces that show a reddish tint. Very high-end for the grade.
A pleasing example of this better date with lots of mint red and a sharp strike.
Pleasing lustrous surfaces with a touch of faded red.
CAC. Well struck and free of significant marks or spots. The surfaces retain considerable mint red blending with a soft light brown. The luster is quite vibrant!
CAC. Well struck with lovely even reddish-brown surfaces that show no significant marks.
CAC. Well struck with satiny brown lustrous surfaces that show a touch of original red.
Very sharply struck and devoid of significant marks. The surfaces are an attractive copper-red with a light brown tint.
CAC. Well struck with nearly mark-free surfaces and attractive even red-brown color. A very pleasing example of this scarce date.
A pleasing example of this scarce date with a bold strike and deep mirrored surfaces that are mostly red.
Sharply struck and problem-free with lustrous medium brown surfaces.
Well struck with vibrant mint luster that's mostly red mellowed with an evenly distributed touch of brown. Very attractive.
Well detailed and problem-free.
CAC. Beautiful mirrored proof surfaces and a sharp strike. The surfaces are nearly pristine with evenly blended red-brown luster.
Very sharply struck with deep mirrored surfaces and fiery orange-red luster. None have graded finer at PCGS regardless of color designation.
Open 3. Glossy problem-free surfaces.
CAC. Well struck and free of significant marks with glossy brown surfaces that retain some mint red.
Open 3. Mint red luster that is only slightly subdued. The strike is solid and the surfaces show no significant marks.
Very well struck with silky smooth brown surfaces.
Very sharply struck with lustrous chocolate-brown and mint red surfaces.
CAC. A gorgeous proof with iridescent reddish-brown surfaces with a touch of lavender and lime-green. Super quality!
Sharply struck and nearly mark-free with glossy brown surfaces that show a trace of mint red.
Beautiful rich mint red luster and virtually perfect surfaces. Even under magnification we can't find a single significant mark! Only 7 graded numerically higher at PCGS and the quality of this conservatively graded Gem may surpass some of them!
Orange-red and golden brown surfaces are blanketed with radiant mint luster. The strike is solid and the eye appeal is excellent. A pleasing near-Gem example of this 'key' date.
Beautiful deep mirrored surfaces with bright red luster and faint streakiness. A lovely example of this 'key' date that seems very conservatively graded.
CAC. A gorgeous Gem Proof with vibrant iridescent luster that is mostly mint red with a touch of lavender and brown.
CAC. Nearly XF detail with pleasing light chocolate brown surfaces.
Well detailed with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Sharply struck with deep reflective fields and nice reddish-tan luster.
CAC. A stunning proof with intense luster showing shades of iridescent red, rose, and lavender. Fantastic eye appeal.
A great strike with beautiful surfaces and even reddish-brown luster.
Crisp iridescent lavender-red luster and a sharp strike.
Vibrant copper-red luster and a razor sharp strike with nice deep mirrored fields. Seems conservatively graded.
A stunning iridescent turquoise hue covers a highly reflective reddish/brown base.
Beautiful iridescent golden-red mirrored fields with deeper gold frost on the design. Spot-free with super eye appeal.
Remarkably well preserved with super flashy bright red luster. The strike is very sharp and the fields are deeply mirrored and spot-free. Super quality!
Beautiful silky smooth surfaces with lavender and red hues blending with pristine chocolate-brown surfaces. Super quality!
CAC. Virtually flawless with beautiful iridescent olive-green and golden-grown surfaces that have a lovely reddish tint. A very pretty proof 'Indian'.
A beautiful mint red proof with deep reflective mirrored fields and a needle-sharp strike.
Well struck and lustrous with nice even reddish-brown surfaces.
Iridescent red blending beautifully with soft brown.
Well struck with flashy reddish-brown proof surfaces.
Deep mirror surfaces that are an even chocolate brown. Tilt it under a light and neon turquoise magically appears! Sharply stuck and nearly flawless with exceptional eye appeal.
The 6,609 coin mintage was by far the largest proof mintage in the series. This example has highly reflective mirror surfaces with a pleasing blend of orange, red, brown, and lavender. A great choice for a 'type' set.
A stunning Superb Gem with super sharp detail and beautiful deeply reflective mirrored surfaces. A vivid iridescent patina of lavender, blue-green and brown with a small touch of gold blankets this beauty and gives it amazing eye appeal.
Blast white luster and a great strike. The surfaces are virtually mark-free and show clear die clashing on both sides. Super quality!
Nearly full red.
A gorgeous Gem that is boldly struck and nearly full red.
Well struck and nearly flawless with velvety chocolate brown surfaces with a faint touch of red.
Well struck with lovely orange-red luster with a light brown tint.
Beautiful bright red luster and a very sharp strike with excellent eye appeal.
CAC. Light brown with iridescent hues of lavender and subdued orange-red. The mirrored surfaces are exceptionally nice.
CAC. Extremely flashy deep mirrored fields and lots of fiery mint red.
CAC. A stunning Premium Gem with iridescent shades of mint red, turquoise, lavender and lime.
A beautiful blend of lavender, red, and brown hues on this exceptionally nice proof 'Indian'.
Beautiful ruby-red luster and frosted devices with highly reflective, mirrored fields. A wonderful proof 'Indian' with outstanding eye appeal.
CAC. Beautiful frosty brown surfaces with a sharp strike and no significant marks or spots.
Lovely subdued red surfaces and a solid strike. Excellent eye appeal!
CAC. Lovely lustrous brown surfaces with a touch of faded iridescent mint red. The strike is sharp and there are no significant marks or carbon.
CAC. Stunning iridescent red luster with a lavender hue and simply amazing 'flash'. Incredible quality!
CAC. Sharply struck with rich lustrous brown surfaces that show a trace of red with lavender and lime hues. Very attractive.
CAC. Well struck with silky smooth reddish-brown surfaces that are free of significant marks or spots.
Well struck with iridescent chocolate brown surfaces with a faint reddish-tan hue.
CAC. A sharp strike with flashy proof surfaces. An iridescent blend of golden-red, olive-green, and light brown gives this Gem excellent eye appeal.
CAC. Beautiful iridescent hues of lavender and rose enhance virtually perfect chocolate brown surfaces. Incredible quality and outstanding eye appeal.
A needle-sharp strike with beautiful iridescent brown surfaces that show a light lavender hue.
CAC. Beautiful satiny surfaces that are an iridescent brown with an orange-red hue. The design features are modestly frosted and the fields are nicely mirrored.
Beautiful glossy brown surfaces with a reddish tint and a turquoise hue at the rim.
CAC. Remarkably fresh blazing red luster with exceptionally clean surfaces. The strike is very sharp and the eye appeal is fantastic!
Nice iridescent mirrored brown surfaces with turquoise and ruby hues.
Flashy proof surfaces with a striking iridescent blue hue to chocolate brown surfaces.
Silky chocolate brown surfaces and a bold strike.
Full mint red luster and a sharp strike with outstanding eye appeal.
Flashy mint red luster with beautiful reflective proof surfaces. Seems very conservatively graded!
Flashy deep mirror surfaces that are mostly red.
Satiny soft brown blending nicely with a fair amount of mint red. The strike is sharp and there are no significant spots or marks.
Mostly red and very attractive.
Nearly full red with beautiful satiny surfaces and a sharp strike.
Gorgeous blazing mint luster with nearly mark-free surfaces and a bold strike. A coin that must have come very close to getting a 'Red' designation at PCGS!
Shimmering golden-red and light iridescent brown shades of brown.
CAC. Extremely well struck with glossy steel-blue and brown surfaces that show a tinge of red at the rim.
Beautiful bronze-red surfaces and a needle-sharp strike with no noteworthy abrasions.
Very impressive with fresh blazing red luster and a great strike. The surfaces have no significant marks and the eye appeal is excellent.
Ruby and orange-red with a touch of lavender and lime on this high quality proof.
CAC. Beautiful glowing orange-red luster and a sharp strike. Outstanding quality and great eye appeal.
A beautiful Premium Gem with original red color, a great strike, and no significant marks.
Nice vibrant luster that is nearly full red.
A nearly flawless Premium Gem with blazing red luster and spectacular clean surfaces.
A flashy red proof with a needle-sharp strike.
Fiery mint red luster and pleasing surfaces. Great 'type' coin!
Reddish-brown with turquoise, lavender and gold hues.
A beautiful mint red Gem with nearly flawless surfaces and a sharp strike.
Very flashy blazing red luster and a super sharp strike.
Full red luster and a sharp strike. P.Q. for the grade.
Nearly full red.
Well struck with flashy luster that is nearly full red.
Beautiful fresh blazing red luster gives this Premium Gem outstanding eye appeal. The strike is razor-sharp and the surfaces are nearly perfect!
CAC. One of the flashiest proof 'Indians' you'll ever see with blazing golden-red luster on the obverse and an equally spectacular reverse with a lavender-red core and iridescent turquoise at the rim. The surfaces are essentially perfect with no significant marks or spots. None have graded higher at PCGS.
CAC. Incredibly fresh blazing red luster. Super eye appeal.
Well struck and nearly full red.
An amazing coin with intense blazing red luster and pristine surfaces. The diamonds, feather tips, and reverse shield are all sharply defined. Only 7 have graded numerically higher at PCGS.
Mint red surfaces with an iridescent lavender hue. Old holder.
Super quality with a blazing copper-red obverse and iridescent red, lavender and blue on the reverse. The surfaces are exceptionally clean and pleasing.
Rich red luster and a sharp strike with all 4 diamonds and the tips of the feathers fully defined.
CAC. Amazingly fresh blazing red luster and a great strike. Super quality!
Highly reflective surfaces with an attractive blend of golden-red and lime-brown luster.
Very well struck with all four diamonds complete. The surfaces are mostly red and the eye appeal is outstanding.
CAC. Well struck and free of significant abrasions with satiny reddish-brown surfaces. Super eye appeal!
Flashy mint red luster and a sharp strike.
Beautiful full red luster and a great strike with four bold diamonds and sharp feather tips. The surfaces are nearly pristine with no significant marks or spots.
CAC. Wonderful intense mint red luster with gorgeous satiny surfaces and a very sharp strike. Extremely flashy with super eye appeal!
CAC. An attractive well-struck Gem with glossy mint luster and a decent amount of mint red despite NGC's 'Brown' designation.
CAC. Beautiful silky smooth surfaces with rich light brown luster that has a faint reddish-gold tint. A coin with minimal marks and claims to a higher grade!
Flashy red luster and spot-free with a strong strike. All four diamonds are clear.
CAC. A nice even blend of light tan and original mint red. The strike is solid and the surfaces are devoid of significant marks or spots.
Beautiful mint red luster and no significant marks with a solid strike, including 4 sharp diamonds. One of the finest known examples of this scarce date with just a single coin grading numerically finer at PCGS.