1909 Indian Head Cent Circulated

1909 Indian Head Cent Circulated

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The 1909 1C Indian Head Penny, minted at the Philadelphia Mint, is a historically significant coin as it marks the final year of the Indian Head cent series. Designed by James Barton Longacre, this coin encapsulates the end of an era in American numismatics.


Product Specifications:


  • Designer: James Barton Longacre
  • Mint: Philadelphia
  • Mintage: 14,368,470
  • Metal Composition: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
  • Diameter: 19.00 millimeters
  • Weight: 3.11 grams
  • Edge: Plain
  • Year of Issue: 1909


Design Highlights:


The obverse of the 1909 Indian Head Penny showcases the renowned design of Lady Liberty wearing a Native American headdress, with "LIBERTY" inscribed on the headband, and the year "1909" displayed below the profile. The reverse features a wreath encircling the "ONE CENT" denomination, with "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" around the border.


Collectibility and Rarity:


The 1909 edition, while not the rarest in the series, holds special interest for collectors as the last year the Indian Head design was used on the penny. With a mintage of over 14 million, the coin is common in circulated grades and is a popular choice for both novice and seasoned collectors. The Brown (BN) designation indicates that the coin has developed a full brown patina, adding to the coin's authentic vintage appeal. In uncirculated condition, the coin is more scarce, especially in higher grades such as MS65 and above.


Collector's Appeal:


The 1909 Indian Head Penny is an essential part of any complete Indian Head cent collection and represents a significant piece of American coinage history. It is not just a piece of currency but a piece of history, marking the transition to the Lincoln cent design that would begin the same year. The coin offers collectors the opportunity to own the final mintage of this beloved series, providing a tangible connection to the past and a cherished item for those who appreciate the artistry and narrative of America's coinage.

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