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1886, Indian Head Cent
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Designed by the then chief engraver, James B. Longacre, the 1880 American coin was produced at the Philadelphia Mint in 1859. Worth much more than its face value, the Indian Head Cent entered the nation's commerce on the eve of the Civil War. This bronze coin bears the head of Liberty wearing a feather head dress of a Native American on one side, while the rear is engraved with the wreath of oak and a small federal shield at the top. Previously made of 88 percent copper and 12 percent nickel, the composition of this bronze coin was later changed to 95 percent copper, five percent tin and zinc. This 1880 American coin also went by the nickname "Nick" or nickel, prior to the five-cent nickel coin we know today. Last produced in 1908 at the San Francisco mint, this Indian Head Cent is now a prized possession for collectors. The Indian Head Cent was withdrawn from circulation by the U.S. Treasury when the Lincoln Penny was introduced in 1909.

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GeoUnited States
Sub GeoNot Available
Coinage TypeCirculation Coinage
DenominationCent
Year1886
CompositionBronze
Catalog NumberKM# 90a

Coin NameIndian Head Cent
Mint NameU.S. Mint
Obverse DescriptionIndian head with headdress left above date
Reverse DescriptionValue within wreath, shield above
Obverse LegendUNITED STATES OF AMERICA
General NoteThe 1864
Diameter (mm.)19
Weight (g.)3.11

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