Indian Head Cent Value 1859-1909

Indian Head Cent Value
Mint State (MS) Indian Head Cent

Indian Head Cent Value By Date

Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
G4
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
PR65
Copper-Nickel
36,400,000
$10
$48
$82
$210
$540
$3105
$3450
20,566,000
$10
$40
$65
$100
$308
$1135
$2386
Inc. above
$17
$56
$135
$190
$480
$2745
10,100,000
$10
$20
$80
$130
$415
$950
$7620
28,075,000
$10
$20
$45
$60
$210
$910
$1768
49,840,000
$10
$20
$26
$70
$170
$800
$2369
13,740,000
$10
$25
$80
$140
$340
$1650
$2420
Bronze
39,233,714
$10
$20
$70
$75
$170
$480
$4635
Inc. above
$35
$160
$200
$350
$626
$3960
35,429,286
$10
$20
$50
$100
$226
$1300
Inc. above
$10
$20
$40
$70
$200
$884
9,286,500
$25
$120
$190
$230
$420
$2080
$2560
9,821,000
$30
$115
$160
$280
$430
$2400
$1686
Inc. above
$40
$190
$200
$545
$1890
$17030
10,266,500
$25
$100
$16-
$22-
$41-
$1615
$5100
6,420,000
$60
$300
$400
$520
$900
$2260
$1340
Inc. above
$135
$480
$710
$580
$1210
$2376
5,275,000
$40
$290
$366
$390
$550
$2875
$1780
3,929,500
$75
$280
$320
$450
$940
$2730
$2055
4,042,000
$75
$380
$470
$560
$1236
$2360
$990
11,676,500
$36
$60
$200
$250
$700
$1280
$1390
Inc. above
$140
$2185
$2700
$4520
$8330
$18385
Inc. above
$20
$60
$135
$255
$410
$1000
14,187,500
$10
$60
$94
$140
$260
$1050
$1050
13,528,000
$10
$50
$80
$135
$286
$1406
$1250
7,944,000
$30
$100
$190
$210
$360
$1350
$1460
852,500
$610
$1460
$2314
$3000
$4740
$11780
$6660
5,797,500
$30
$110
$190
$250
$376
$780
$1060
16,228,000
$8
$30
$56
$80
$170
$380
$420
38,961,000
$4
$10
$30
$35
$90
$400
$820
39,208,000
$4
$10
$20
$30
$90
$430
$840
38,578,000
$4
$10
$20
$25
$140
$630
$800
45,591,500
$4
$10
$20
$25
$120
$500
$330
23,257,800
$4
$10
$30
$45
$99
$455
$586
11,761,594
$4
$30
$60
$100
$200
$730
$640
17,650,000
$6
$50
$100
$120
$290
$700
$1120
Inc. Above
$9
$50
$120
$140
$430
$1236
$1300
45,223,523
$3
$9
$15
$30
$90
$490
$370
Inc. Above
$671
$6160
$12330
$21850
$45900
$
$
37,489,832
$3
$10
$15
$60
$140
$1240
$400
48,866,025
$2
$8
$15
$20
$70
$1340
$610
57,180,114
$2
$5
$10
$20
$90
$630
$420
47,070,000
$2
$5
$10
$20
$70
$660
$650
37,647,087
$2
$5
$10
$20
$80
$930
$500
46,640,000
$2
$5
$10
$20
$130
$360
$910
16,749,500
$5
$20
$30
$60
$120
$955
$990
Inc. above
$70
$180
$240
$490
$1430
$4620
$
38,341,474
$2
$5
$10
$20
$80
$280
$560
39,055,431
$2
$5
$10
$20
$60
$230
$440
50,464,392
$2
$5
$10
$20
$70
$260
$400
49,821,284
$2
$5
$10
$30
$100
$150
$485
53,598,000
$2
$5
$10
$20
$120
$175
$300
66,831,502
$2
$5
$10
$20
$100
$480
$600
79,609,158
$2
$5
$9
$20
$100
$270
$440
87,374,704
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$200
$480
85,092,703
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$410
$480
61,326,198
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$185
$790
80,717,011
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$376
$540
96,020,530
$2
$5
$9
$15
$60
$200
$710
108,137,143
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$470
$550
32,326,367
$2
$5
$9
$35
$50
$200
$450
1,115,000
$50
$110
$140
$220
$450
$1930
$
14,368,470
$12
$15
$20
$30
$110
$520
$770
309,000
$410
$540
$680
$940
$1135
$3480
$

Indian Cent Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

An Indian Head Cent value is determined mostly by the mintage of the date, the lower the mintage the higher the value. It doesn’t matter how old they are since many older dates are common. However, the values start to improve from 1886 and earlier and are just about double in value compared to dates after 1886.

All common date Indian Head value in AG3 to G4 grades will begin at .25 cents “raw’, and will rise in value as the grade and condition increases. You can sometimes get a few dollars out of choice, low grade, Indian Cents but the common dates are numerous and easy to find.

The key dates are 1877 and 1909-S and their value in G3 starts at $500, the semi-key dates are 1908-S, 1872, 1871 and they have a starting average of $50, then any date from 1878 and earlier will be worth $10-$30 in G4.

About Good AG3 Indian Head Cent 1877 Value
AG3 Indian Head Cent

Grade – Condition:

Indian Head Cent value for dates 1859 through 1878 show a substantial premium in the grade EF (Extremely Fine) and up, some can be worth a couple hundred dollars and the 1877 is worth over $2,400 in this grade. The values for the above date range increases with each grade with AU (about uncirculated) being worth more and some MS (Mint State) grades can top the $1,000 mark.

As with any coin copper coin series values of each grade is also determined by three toning factors and these are: RD (Red), RB (Red/Brown) and BN (Brown). RD brings the most premium followed by the RB and then BN, with BN being the most common toning for copper cents.

Gem quality, MS65-MS69, examples are the most sought after and most valuable grades.

EF Indian Head Cent Value
EF Indian Head Cent

Varieties:

Finding varieties is a hobby in itself and increases the value of certain dates because collectors tend to buy, online, numerous examples of a particular date in hope it’s the valuable variety. So Indian Cent Value for the variety is something worth noting since some of these varieties are considered dates that are part of the series and must be added to a collection to make it complete.

Here’s the most known Indian Head Cent varieties to look for: 1860 Narrow Bust, 1864 L (Narrow Bust), 1865 Plain 5, 1873 Closed 3, 1873 Doubled Die, 1888/7, 1886 Type 2, 1894/94.

You should always be looking for repunched dates (RPDs) and misplaced dates (MPDs) in this series. You can sometimes find date digits that are not where they’re supposed to be or date digits punched on top of another.

Precious Metal Content:

Currently the 90% copper cent is worth at least melt value but numismatic Indian Head Cent value far out-strip the precious metal value.

Variety 1 Copper-Nickel Laurel Wreath Reverse (1859)
Specifications:
Designer: James B. Longacre
Weight: 4.67 grams
Composition: .880 copper, .120 nickel
Diameter: 19 mm
Plain edge, no mint mark and struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
Variety 2 Oak Wreath Reverse (1860-1864)
Specifications:
Designer: James B. Longacre
Weight: 4.67 grams
Composition: .880 copper, .120 nickel
Diameter: 19 mm
Plain edge, no mint mark and struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
Variety 3 Bronze (1864-1909)
Specifications:
Designer: James B. Longacre
Diameter: 19 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 95%, Tin and Zinc – 5%
Weight: 3.11 grams
Edge: Plain

 

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