How big is an 1877 Indian head penny?

Country: United States
Alloy: 95% Copper, 5% Zinc and Tin
Weight: 3.11 grams
Diameter: 19 mm
OBV Designer James Barton Longacre

What’s a 1877 Indian head penny worth?

CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1877 Indian Head Penny value at an average of $500.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $3,200.

Why is the 1877 Indian head penny rare?

Relatively few cents were issued in 1877 because the Mint had a sufficient supply of older cents in storage to meet reduced demand for coinage that year, due to soft economic conditions that began four years earlier.

How can you tell if a 1877 Indian head penny is real?

With the 1877 Indian Head cent, the most important diagnostic feature appears on the reverse. On a genuine coin, the bottom right of the N in ONE and the top left of the N in CENT should be much weaker than the rest of the denomination.

Should I clean my Indian head penny?

While cleaning an Indian Head Penny is not advised, especially for old coins or those that have been inherited, there is a way to clean the penny using mild dishwashing detergent. Wash hand with soap to remove oils and dirt from your fingers. … Place the penny in the soapy water and gently rub on both sides of the coin.

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What is the most valuable Indian Head?

These are the most valuable Indian Head pennies, from least to most expensive.

  • 1895 Indian Head Cent. Penny value: $172. …
  • 1885 Indian Head Cent. …
  • 1886 Indian Head Cent (Type 1) (Tie) …
  • 1874 Indian Head Cent (Tie) …
  • 1875 Indian Head Cent. …
  • 1873 Indian Head Cent (Open 3) …
  • 1878 Indian Head Cent (Tie) …
  • 1876 Indian Head Cent (Tie)

How can you tell a fake penny?

This process is the easiest way to tell if your penny is solid copper or copperplated. You can test your penny yourself by seeing if it sticks to a magnet. If it does, your penny is worth about 15 cents as a novelty item.

What are the key dates for Indian Head pennies?

Key date coins include 1877, 1908-S and 1909-S, which are the three lowest-mintage issues of the series with respective mintages of 852,500, 1,115,000 and 309,000.

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