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!
A pleasing example of this first year Indian Head Cent. Well struck and lustrous.
Silky smooth surfaces with spot-free copper-nickel tan luster. Outstanding for the grade.
CAC. Well struck and lustrous with an attractive light copper-nickel color.
A needle-sharp strike with beautiful reflective surfaces and nice even copper-nickel tan luster. Only 800 minted.
Well struck with rich copper-nickel luster.
Well struck with flashy copper-nickel red mint luster. Outstanding for the grade with super eye appeal.
Super bold strike with every detail precisely executed. The surfaces are nearly mark-free and offer rich copper-nickel red luster.
CAC. Full radiant mint luster with no spotting or significant abrasions. The strike is very bold and the overall eye appeal is outstanding.
CAC. A gorgeous copper-nickel cent with a sharp strike and blazing original mint luster. The surfaces are nearly pristine and the eye appeal is exceptional.
Amazingly fresh, blazing mint luster dances on this popular Civil War era cent. The strike is razor sharp and the pristine surfaces show virtually no abrasions. Truly a premium quality Gem that will enhance the very finest of Indian Head Cent collections!
Beautiful blazing tan, copper-nickel luster and a needle-sharp strike. Just 550 minted.
CAC. Well struck with very flashy copper-nickel mint luster.
CAC. Incredibly well struck with blazing copper-nickel red luster and outstanding eye appeal.
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.
Well struck with a fully brilliant obverse and light toning on the reverse.
Lustrous surfaces with quite a bit of mint red remaining. An attractive example of one of the 'keys' to the series.
A pleasing example of this better date.
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.
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 original mint red. The strike is solid and there are no significant marks.
Sharp detail with nice chocolate brown surfaces.
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.
Well struck with lustrous golden-brown surfaces.
Well struck and lustrous with a pleasing blend of light brown and red.
CAC. Very well struck with lustrous surfaces that retain a touch of mint red.
Boldly struck with intense mint luster. The obverse is mostly red while the reverse is a blend of red and brown.
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 and lustrous with a blend of olive-green, brown and a touch of orange-red at the rim. Looks much nicer than the typical MS-63!
Well struck with lovely light brown surfaces that show a reddish tint. Very high-end for the grade.
CAC. Well struck with nearly full red luster and very pleasing surfaces.
CAC. Sharply struck with satiny smooth brown surfaces that very pleasing and show just a trace of red. Only a single 'Brown' coin has graded higher at PCGS.
Beautiful iridescent brick-red with a touch of gold frost on the devices. Eight coins have graded Proof-65RD with 2 grading higher.
CAC. A beautiful near-Gem example of this better date with quite a bit of mint red although PCGS designates it as Brown. The strike is very sharp and the surfaces are pristine.
A beautiful Gem example of this scarce date with a razor sharp strike and stunning surfaces that display quite a bit of mint red.
A pleasing example of this better date with nice medium brown surfaces and solid detail.
Very well struck with crisp mint luster that show considerable mint red. A lovely example of this scarce date
Well detailed and problem-free.
CAC. Designated 'Brown' by PCGS but there is significant faded red on this attractive well struck cent.
Strong detail with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Open 3. Lovely woodgrain red-brown surfaces with no significant marks or spots and a great strike.
CAC. Open 3. Very lustrous and well struck with fiery orange-red blending nicely with green olive-brown.
Boldly struck with nice chocolate brown surfaces.
Well struck with iridescent red, brown, and gold luster.
Well struck with rich luster and nice iridescent lavender, orange-red and brown surfaces.
Well struck and lustrous with a nice blend of faded red and golden-brown.
Subdued red and light brown with an attractive iridescent lavender tint.
CAC. Well struck with beautiful, smooth, lustrous red and brown surfaces.
Sharp detail with pleasing color and surfaces.
Very pleasing and problem-free. A gem for the grade.
A pleasing example of this scarce date.
Orange-red and golden brown surfaces are blanketed with radiant mint luster. The strike is solid and a couple marks are all that separate this beauty from a Gem designation.
A beautiful Gem example of the key date to this popular series. Very well struck with rich lustrous surfaces that display substantial mint red and show no significant abrasions. This is a special 1877 'Indian' that will be the cornerstone to a great collection!
The 'key' date to this popular set.
CAC. Soft satin surfaces with orange-red and light brown luster.
A bold strike with nicely mirrored proof surfaces and flashy copper-red luster.
CAC. A stunning proof with intense luster showing shades of iridescent red, rose, and lavender. Fantastic eye appeal.
Flashy iridescent orange-red and lavender. Very attractive.
Well struck and lustrous. Mostly red on the obverse with iridescent olive-brown and red peripheral red on the reverse.
Vibrant copper-red luster and a razor sharp strike with nice deep mirrored fields.
CAC. Reddish-brown with an iridescent lime-green glow to the fields. The design elements are a stunning frosted golden-red and offer striking contrast to the mirrored fields. Super quality and amazing eye appeal.
Beautiful iridescent golden-red mirrored fields with deeper gold frost on the design. Spot-free with super eye appeal.
Flashy mirrored surfaces with considerable mint red.
CAC. Extremely well struck with nearly perfect surfaces and blazing mint luster that is virtually full red. Super quality!
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.
Shimmering mirrored surfaces with shades of brown, olive-green and reddish-lavender. The strike is very sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding.
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.
Sharply struck with frosty iridescent brown luster that has a hint of lavender.
CAC. Well struck with even reddish-brown, satiny smooth surfaces.
Beautiful blazing mint luster with a needle-sharp strike and wonderful mirrored proof surfaces. Zero significant marks or spots on a coin that looks like it should have graded a point or so higher!
Iridescent shades of lavender and red bounce off nice reflective surfaces.
Fresh blazing red luster and beautiful spot-free proof surfaces.
CAC. Mostly red with nice smooth surfaces that are void of significant marks or spots.
CAC. Stunning iridescent red luster with a lavender hue and simply amazing 'flash'. Incredible quality!
CAC. Fantastic quality with silky smooth semi proof-like surfaces and iridescent hues of lavender and chocolate brown. The strike is razor sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding.
Iridescent olive-green and brown with a healthy dose of faded red.
Well struck with nice clean brown surfaces that retain a touch of red.
Blazing mint luster that is nearly full red. The strike is particularly sharp on the obverse where all four diamonds and the feather tips are crystal clear.
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. Lovely frosted proof surfaces with beautiful iridescent lavender luster.
Well struck with lots of honey-red mint luster.
Well struck and lustrous with light brown surfaces that show a touch of faded red.
Beautiful fresh copper-red luster and a very sharp strike. Outstanding quality!
CAC. Extremely well struck with glossy steel-blue and brown surfaces that show a tinge of red at the rim.
CAC. Beautiful blazing red surfaces with a faint lavender hue. Super eye appeal!
Beautiful bronze-red surfaces and a needle-sharp strike with no noteworthy abrasions.
A very sharp strike and essentially mark-free with beautiful blazing red luster.
Well struck with frosty red-brown luster.
Incredible spot-free, blazing red luster. The strike is very sharp and there are no significant marks on this amazing, super 'fresh' cent!
CAC. A drop-dead gorgeous Superb Gem with incredible iridescent magenta-red luster over highly reflective mirrored surfaces. A thrilling proof that is tied for the finest graded at PCGS or NGC!
Dazzling orange-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!
CAC. Beautiful deep mirrored surfaces with iridescent golden-red color. Super eye appeal.
A gorgeous Superb Gem with dramatic cherry-red and jade-green toning. Outstanding eye appeal.
Rich golden-red luster.
Fabulous shades of violet blanket the obverse of this beautiful Premium Gem while the reverse retains full original mint red. Outstanding quality!
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. 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.
CAC. Stunning iridescent surfaces with hues of lavender, red , and forest-green.
A super sharp strike with beautiful proof surfaces that show blazing shades of orange to ruby-red luster. A Premium Gem that is visually spectacular! Housed in an earlier generation holder. Only a single coin has graded higher at PCGS.
Well struck with glossy surfaces and faded peripheral red with brighter streaks on the obverse.
A nice middle-grade example of this semi-key date.
A pleasing chocolate brown example of this scarce date.
CAC. Well struck and lustrous with considerable mint red luster and great eye appeal.
A pleasing and well detailed example of this scarce date.