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!
A pleasing well struck example of this first-year Indian Head Cent.
Blazing bright copper-nickel red luster and a great strike on this beautiful early 'Indian'. The eye appeal is outstanding!
CAC. Attractive light tan surfaces and problem-free.
CAC. Pointed Bust. Separate mintage figures are not available for this scarce 'Pointed Bust' versus the regular issue for the date. But a look at the PCGS population report shows that this variety is approximately four times rarer. The present coin is outstanding for the grade with a strong strike and vibrant mint luster with minimal marks.
Well struck and lustrous with fresh copper-nickel tan golden-tan surfaces.
CAC. Incredible blazing mint luster that looks like a freshly minted cent. The strike and surfaces are also outstanding, but it's the color that really makes this beautiful copper-nickel cent!
Extremely well struck with rich lustrous surfaces that are a lovely copper-nickel tan with very slight hues of lime-green and rose. Super eye appeal.
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.
Sharply struck with crisp mint luster.
Lustrous original copper-nickel surfaces and a sharp strike.
Bright copper-nickel red luster and a solid strike with no significant marks.
Well struck with crisp mint luster.
Extremely well struck with all four diamonds sharp. The luster is original and very flashy.
CAC. Incredibly well struck with blazing copper-nickel red luster and outstanding eye appeal.
Well struck with pleasing faded red and light brown surfaces.
CAC. A beautiful Gem with vibrant orange-red luster blending with glossy shades of brown.
CAC. Cameo. Most proofs are struck early in the year so most were copper-nickel cents in 1864. Estimates range from 150 to 300 bronze pieces minted. This example has eye appeal far exceeding its' numerical grade with fresh blazing red luster, spot-free surfaces, a bold strike, and wonderful 'cameo' contrast.
A very bold strike with bright blazing mint luster and semi proof-like surfaces.
Flashy brilliant copper-nickel luster and a solid strike.
Well struck with flashy copper-nickel, reddish-tan luster.
Very well struck with flashy mint luster and beautiful surfaces that have a slight semi poof-like 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.
A pleasing example of this better date.
CAC. Sharply struck with vibrant mint luster that is nearly full red. A great looking example of this scarce 'Indian'.
Plain 5. Well struck and nearly mark-free with flashy mint luster that shows a fair amount of faded red. Very nice for the grade.
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 flashy blend of mint red and faded reddish-brown over very clean surfaces and a strong strike.
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.
Fancy 5. Considerable orange-red blends with light glossy brown on this well struck Premium Gem.
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.
CAC. Mint red and light lavender-brown are evenly blended to give this sharply struck better date 'Indian' outstanding eye appeal.
A needle-sharp strike with nicely mirrored surfaces and reddish-gold color. 625 proofs minted and very few have survived with this nice of color.
CAC. Well struck with silky smooth chocolate surfaces that retain a trace of red in the protected areas of the design.
CAC. Silky smooth surfaces with shimmering red-brown luster.
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.
CAC. 1867/67. A well detailed and very clear example of this obvious date doubling.
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.
CAC. Well struck with considerable flashy mint red blending with light brown.
CAC. Sharply struck with satiny smooth brown surfaces that very pleasing and show just a trace of red. Only 2 'Brown' coins have graded higher at PCGS.
A beautiful example of this better date with blazing mint luster and a needle-sharp strike. Only 3 coins have graded numerically finer at PCGS.
CAC. Well struck with nearly mark-free surfaces and attractive even red-brown color. A very pleasing example of this scarce date.
A sharp strike with beautiful mark-free surfaces that offer rich mint luster and a beautiful even blend of mint red and light brown. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS.
CAC. A beauty with vibrant copper-red luster and light lilac and green hues. The obverse is particularly well struck with all 4 diamonds and the feather tips being needle sharp.
Well detailed and problem-free.
Well struck with choice surfaces and attractive reddish-brown luster. A tough date to find in mint state. Old first generation holder!
CAC. A beautiful example of this scarce date with shimmering mint luster and very pleasing iridescent reddish-brown surfaces. The strike is razor-sharp and there are no noteworthy marks.
Well struck with silky smooth subdued red surfaces that show no significant marks. The eye appeal is outstanding.
CAC. Sharply struck with flashy red luster that's slightly subdued and blends with a faint lavender and brown tint. A better date and in demand as business strikes of this quality are much more expensive.
CAC. Open 3. Very well struck with flawless surfaces. Vibrant light chocolate luster with faint streaks of red blanket both sides of this beautiful Indian Head Cent.
CAC. Open 3. Very lustrous and well struck with fiery orange-red blending nicely with olive-green and brown.
CAC. Well struck with frosty brown luster that retains a touch of red.
CAC. Well struck with very attractive golden-red surfaces.
Beautiful rich mint red luster and virtually perfect surfaces. Even under magnification we can't find a single significant mark! Only 6 graded numerically higher at PCGS and the quality of this conservatively graded Gem may surpass some of them!
CAC. Sharp detail and virtually mark-free with choice chocolate brown surfaces. A great coin for the grade!
Sharply struck with smooth mahogany surfaces that retain a sprinkling of mint red. It's hard to find any wear on this beautiful 'key' date Indian.
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.
A pleasing problem-free, chocolate brown example of this scarce date.
A pleasing example of this 'key' date.
Well struck and devoid of significant marks with rich mint luster that's nearly full red. Super eye appeal!
CAC. A stunning proof with intense luster showing shades of iridescent red, rose, and lavender. Fantastic eye appeal.
Boldly struck with wonderful luster intensity that is blazing red and carbon free. Virtually perfect with outstanding eye appeal.
Vibrant copper-red luster and a razor sharp strike with nice deep mirrored fields.
Beautiful iridescent golden-red mirrored fields with deeper gold frost on the design. Spot-free with super eye appeal.
CAC. Extremely well struck with nearly perfect surfaces and blazing mint luster that is virtually full red. Super quality!
Deep mirror surfaces that are an even chocolate brown. Tint 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 Indian Cent with a needle sharp strike and virtually flawless mirrored surfaces. The obverse is blazing red while the reverse offers a lovely blend of lavender-red, olive-green and a hint of gold. Super!
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.
A gorgeous blend of iridescent ruby, orange, and golden-red with outstanding flash and eye appeal. None have graded finer at NGC or PCGS.
CAC. Gorgeous iridescent reddish brown with a faint lavender hue.
Sharply struck with frosty iridescent brown luster that has a hint of lavender.
Well struck with pleasing red-brown surfaces and no significant marks.
CAC. Iridescent shades of olive-green, brown and burnt-orange. The strike is razor sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding.
Extremely well struck with very impressive surfaces that are nearly flawless. The luster is an amazingly fresh blazing red. A fabulous coin that leaves little to be desired!
CAC. Light brown with iridescent hues of lavender and subdued orange-red. The mirrored surfaces are exceptionally nice.
CAC. Super flashy ruby-red luster and exceptionally nice problem-free surfaces. Great eye appeal.
Blazing mint red luster and beautiful shimmering proof surfaces with a needle-sharp strike. Super quality!
CAC. Stunning iridescent red luster with a lavender hue and simply amazing 'flash'. Incredible quality!
CAC. Sharply struck and devoid of carbon spots and significant marks. The luster is vibrant with significant peripheral mint red.
CAC. A razor-sharp strike with super flashy proof surfaces. The obverse is fiery red while the reverse is a rich blend of iridescent red and lavender.
Well struck with lustrous chocolate brown surfaces.
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.
Lovely subdued red surfaces with lavender and olive-brown hues. The strike is razor sharp and the coin is free of any noteworthy marks.
Discovered by James Ruddy in 1970; only 50 or so coins have been graded by NGC and PCGS combined in all grades. This example is very pleasing and problem-free with nice chocolate brown color and solid detail for the grade.
Pleasing red and soft-brown surfaces.
Deep mirrored proof surfaces with flashy subdued red luster.
Well struck with lots of honey-red mint luster.
Beautiful fresh copper-red luster and a very sharp strike. Outstanding quality!
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.
CAC. Beautiful glowing orange-red luster and a sharp strike. Outstanding quality and great eye appeal.
Incredible spot-free, blazing red luster. The strike is very sharp and there are no significant marks on this amazing, super 'fresh' cent!
A beautiful Premium Gem with original red color, a great strike, and no significant marks.
A flashy red proof with a needle-sharp strike.
Dazzling golden-red luster dances off beautiful deeply mirrored surfaces. The strike is as sharp as it gets and the eye appeal is off the charts! The perfect coin for a great type set!
A well struck Gem with nearly full red luster.
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.
An amazing coin with intense blazing red luster and pristine surfaces. Only 6 have graded numerically higher at PCGS.
CAC. Super quality with iridescent hues of lavender, red and gold at the core with a touch of turquoise at the rim. Beautiful and perhaps under-graded.
Rich red luster and a sharp strike with all 4 diamonds and the tips of the feathers fully defined.
Well struck with nice original blazing mint luster.
Beautiful blazing red luster.
Nice orange-red surfaces with an olive-brown tint. Very nice for the grade.
CAC. Beautiful satiny surfaces with rich original mint red luster. The strike is sharp and the eye appeal is exceptional.
Intense blazing red luster and a sharp strike with exceptionally nice surfaces. Incredible quality from the final year of the series. None have graded finer at NGC or PCGS.
A well detailed and attractive example of this scarce date.
Solid detail with pleasing problem-free light brown surfaces.
CAC. Well struck and lustrous with considerable mint red luster and great eye appeal.
Well struck with outstanding eye appeal and nearly full mint red surfaces.
A pleasing example of this 'key' date.
Solid detail with nice medium brown surfaces.