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Indian Head Penny: Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties

By February 19, 2012

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When it comes to Indian Head pennies, a small variation on the coin can make a large difference in the price. Of course we have the "King" of Indian head cents, the 1877. This coin is worth over $1,000 in just about any condition. There are other varieties of Indian head pennies that you can look for to add to your collection or sell at a premium. I have written an article that will teach you how to find the key dates, rarities and varieties for Indian Head cents through the use of in-depth descriptions and detailed photographs. If you have just begun to collect Indian head cents or are a seasoned collector, the tips in this article can prove to be most valuable to you.

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February 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm
(1) coiny says:

Thank you Jim for this valuable information. I’ve seen nothing like it yet with years of research under my belt.

I have to save this (already did) as a favorite for future reference.

Thanks again Jim.


March 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm
(2) eddie says:

im confused i found a penny today exactly like the ones you show but its weird the date on it is 1380???

March 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm
(3) David R says:

Eddie, it is most likely an 1880, I have quite a few with part of a number worn down.that would be VERY WEIRD considering the Indian Head panny didn’t start until 1860

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