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INDIAN HEAD CENTS (1859-1909)

Obverse of 1859 Small Cent     Reverse of 1859 Small Cent
Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

COPPER-NICKEL, NO SHIELD ON REVERSE (1859 ONLY)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1859

36,400,000

est. 800

 

COPPER-NICKEL, WITH SHIELD ON REVERSE (1860-1864)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1860

20,566,000

est. 1,000

 

1861

10,100,000

est. 1,000

 

1862

28,075,000

est. 550

 

1863

49,840,000

est. 460

 

1864 Copper-Nickel

13,740,000

est. 370

 

1888 Indian Head Cent Obverse   1888 Indian Head Cent Reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

COPPER, WITH SHIELD ON REVERSE (1864-1909)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1864 Bronze

39,233,714

est. 150

 

1864-L

est. 20

 

1865

35,429,286

est. 500

 

1866

9,286,500

est. 725

 

1867

9,821,000

est. 625

 

1868

10,266,500

est. 600

 

1869

6,420,000

est. 600

 

1870

5,275,000

est. 1,000

 

1871

3,929,500

est. 960

 

1872

4,042,000

est. 950

 

1873

11,676,500

est. 1,100

 

1874

14,187,500

est. 700

 

1875

13,528,000

est. 700

 

1876

7,944,000

est. 1,150

 

1877

852,500

est. 510

 

1878

5,797,500

2,350

 

1879

16,228,000

3,200

 

1880

38,961,000

3,955

 

1881

39,208,000

3,575

 

1882

38,578,000

3,100

 

1883

45,591,500

6,609

 

1884

23,257,800

3,942

 

1885

11,761,594

3,790

 

1886

17,650,000

4,290

 

1887

45,223,523

2,960

 

1888

37,489,832

4,582

 

1889

48,866,025

3,336

 

1890

57,180,114

2,740

 

1891

47,070,000

2,350

 

1892

37,647,087

2,745

 

1893

46,640,000

2,195

 

1894

16,749,500

2,632

 

1895

38,341,474

2,062

 

1896

39,055,431

1,862

 

1897

50,464,392

1,938

 

1898

49,821,284

1,795

 

1899

53,598,000

2,031

 

1900

66,831,502

2,262

 

1901

79,609,158

1,985

 

1902

87,374,704

2,018

 

1903

85,092,703

1,790

 

1904

61,326,198

1,817

 

1905

80,717,011

2,152

 

1906

96,020,530

1,725

 

1907

108,137,143

1,475

 

1908

32,326,367

1,620

 

1908-S

1,115,000

0

 

1909 Indian Head

14,368,470

2,175

 

1909-S Indian Head

309,000

0

 

 

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