US Indian Head Cent (Penny) 1859 to 1909
Collecting Indian Head Cents is great fun. They are a favorite among US coin collectors, almost as popular as Lincoln cents. A common variety IHC catalogs for about $1 US dollar in worn condition. Gary's 1890 specimen is a common variety and is probably worth a lot less than $1 due to its scratches and spots, and its tainted eye appeal. Be sure you understand what 'catalog' means. Use the Terminology page.
Coin: 736 , Genre: United States
Requested by: Gary White, Sat, 18-Jul-2009 17:50:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 16-Apr-2013 08:14:49 GMT
Reviewed and updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Sun, 24-Aug-2014 21:06:51 GMT
Requester description: Indian Head Cent
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I have a 1895 Indian Head Penny just trying to find out what value is on it. What makes me think it is alittle special is it has a error on it. between the 8 and 9 below the date is like a drop of extra copper. I do not know if it has been circulated when I got it, it was in cardboard protective package. Can anyone tell me anything about it? - Kelly
Yo, Kelly -- A standard 1895 Indian Head Cent (IHC) usually catalogs around $3 for a typical circulated specimen. The one in our picture is circulated. If it were fully uncirculated there would be absolutely no trace of wear. An experienced collector or professional dealer can grade your coin. Since it is in a holder, it could be uncirculated or close to it, but a holder does not guarantee uncirculated status. Check over at CoinAuctionsHelp [Press Here] for a grading guide. Your coin would have to reach Almost Uncirculated (AU50) to be worth $20 or more. -- The drop of extra copper could also add value. To add value, it must be a minting error known as an 'extra metal' error. A small bit of extra metal could add $5 or so to a circulated coin. See this page [Press Here] for a discussion of extra metal errors. - CoinQuest (Paul)
I really appreciate your help I have had this coin since my brother died 25 years ago. I cant say how circulated it is, I would have to look once I get home. I could never find anything on it. I also have a few others like a 1862 french coin (I don't read french so i don't know value) it has napoleon on it. Where can I find information on these? Thank you again - Kelly
You can use this page (click here) to search (for example:Country->France and year->1862). - CoinQuest (Andrei)
I have an 1867 penny, and I heard that 1867 is a key date, but it has lots of gashes. However, you can make out a little of the head, the date is somewhat visible, and you can read the 'ONE CENT' and the wreath on the back. is this considered 'about good' and is 1867 a key date? - Thomas
Please read above for coins dated 1865 to 1879. You coin sound like it is heavily damaged or completely worn. It is worth about zero. - CoinQuest (Andrei)
Hi, I have a 1901 india
n head penny how much is it worth?
Check out the 'DATED AFTER 1877' paragraph. Condition affects the value. - CoinQuest (Todd)
I have an 1866 indian in about good 3. Semi thin. Readable date, too. Picked it up for 4 dollars. Whats the value?
That's a pretty reasonable price for that coin, and about what you could expect to get from another collector if you resell it. Not typically worth more than $10 in the auction market in that condition. - CoinQuest (Todd)