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. Well struck with attractive copper-nickel tan surfaces.
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.
Blazing bright copper-nickel red luster and a great strike on this beautiful early 'Indian'. The eye appeal is outstanding!
CAC. Needle-sharp with deep mirrored fields and amazingly intense blazing copper-nickel luster. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS and CAC approved. Super!
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!
Blazing copper-nickel tan luster and a great strike. There are no significant marks and the eye appeal is outstanding.
CAC. Incredibly well struck with blazing copper-nickel red luster and outstanding eye appeal.
Well struck with vibrant red-brown luster.
Sharply struck with flashy surfaces and iridescent hues of brown, lavender, and gold.
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.
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.
Well struck with pleasing brown surfaces and a light golden hue.
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. A sharp strike and glossy chocolate surfaces with just a trace of red in the protected areas of the design.
CAC. Beautiful satiny smooth surfaces that are virtually mark-free and show a pleasing blend of faded red and brown with a lavender hue.
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. 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. 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.
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.
Well detailed and problem-free.
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.
Nice detail and pleasing medium brown surfaces on this semi-key date 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 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,. Very flashy mostly red luster with pristine satiny surfaces. Outstanding quality with no RB coins grading numerically finer at PCGS.
CAC. Sharp detail and virtually mark-free with choice chocolate brown surfaces. A great coin for the grade!
An attractive, well detailed example of the rarest date in the series.
A beautiful example of this 'key' date with a razor sharp strike and satiny smooth chocolate brown surfaces.
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.
CAC. A gorgeous example of this classic rarity with shimmering reddish-brown luster coating beautiful surfaces that are devoid of significant marks.
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!
Pleasing surfaces that show a nice blend of brick-red and brown with deep mirrored fields and no significant marks.
A pleasing Gem Proof with nice lavender-red mirrored surfaces.
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.
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.
Beautiful silky smooth surfaces with lavender and red hues blending with pristine chocolate-brown surfaces. Super quality!
CAC. Extremely well struck with nearly perfect surfaces and blazing mint luster. Virtually full red. Super quality!
Well struck and lustrous with nice even reddish-brown surfaces.
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 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.
CAC. Well struck with flashy mint luster and a lovely subdued red color. Very nice for the grade.
Well struck with pleasing red-brown surfaces and no significant marks.
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. 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!
Well struck with lustrous soft brown surfaces that retain a reddish tint.
CAC. A very bold strike producing super deep mirrored fields. Mostly mint red and coin that seems very conservatively graded!
CAC. Beautiful iridescent hues of lavender and rose enhance virtually perfect chocolate brown surfaces. Incredible quality and outstanding eye appeal.
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.
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.
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.
CAC. A beautiful blazing red proof with deep mirrored fields and modest frost on the design. 3,336 proofs minted but few have survived with mint red luster!
CAC. Well struck and nearly mark-free with nice red and 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!
CAC. Iridescent ruby-red luster jumps off essentially flawless deep mirrored surfaces. Super quality!
A beautiful Premium Gem with original red color, a great strike, and no significant marks.
A flashy red proof with a needle-sharp strike.
Reddish-brown with turquoise, lavender and gold hues.
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. Particularly nice for the grade 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.
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.
Gorgeous mark-free surfaces with beautiful and intense golden-red luster. A touch soft at the tips of the headdress feathers but 4 full diamonds and an otherwise strong strike. A very presentable example of this popular semi-key from the San Francisco Mint.
CAC. Well struck and free of distracting marks. The surfaces are a lustrous even reddish-brown. Very nice for the grade.
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.
Beautiful original blazing red luster. Super fresh!
CAC. Wonderful intense mint red luster with gorgeous satiny surfaces and a very sharp strike. Extremely flashy with super eye appeal!
A well detailed and attractive example of this scarce date.
CAC. An attractive well-struck Gem with glossy mint luster and a decent amount of mint red despite NGC's 'Brown' designation.
Solid detail with pleasing problem-free light brown surfaces.
CAC. Nice original mint red surfaces and a sharp strike. From the last year of the series with by far the lowest mintage at 309,000.
A pleasing example of this 'key' date.
Solid detail with nice medium brown surfaces.