Indian Head Cent

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Indian Head Cent

A one-cent piece minted by the United States between 1859 and 1909. It was worth 1/100 of one dollar. It featured Lady Liberty wearing a Native American headdress on the obverse.
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ONCE, I received an 1893 American Indian Head penny in change from an Edmonton Starbucks.
That man, as a boy in short pants, could have had a nice treat in a sweet shop with my Indian Head penny, this penny already two decades old in his childhood.
Except in uncirculated condition-shiny, unrubbed, never dropped into the palm of a shouting newsy for the latest Times--an 1893 Indian Head Penny fetches about ten (Star) bucks.
MY INDIAN HEAD PENNY, then, is at once common and extraordinary.
In addition to the oldest, the 1898 Indian Head penny, she's got bags full of wheat pennies - the oldest from 1929 - produced between 1909 and 1956 and so-called because of the sheaves of wheat depicted on the back side.
One penny he did not stick to his cupola was a 1902 Indian head penny.
It replaced the Indian head penny, which had been in circulation for 50 years.
Sebastiani said the oldest thing he's ever found "was an 1895 Indian Head penny.
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