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1959 Indian Head Cent Value

1859 Indian Head Cent Value

1859 Copper Nickel (CN) with Laurel leaf wreath

1859 Indian Head Cents are worth $10 in G4 (Good) grade and can be worth up to $300 in MS60 (Mint State). Coins that are not graded or certified by PCGS, NGC, ANACS or ICG will often sell for less than listed price. More Indian Head Penny values

1859 Indian Cent value depends on if the coin is cleaned or not, what grade it is and how many the mint made for that year.

Also how many have survived from circulation and the demand for the year and grade plays a part in value.

If a coin is mint state or uncirculated then three conditions also help determine value: Red (RD), Red-Brown (RB) or Brown (BN).

Varieties:

1859 Indian Head Penny Cent Value can increase if the coin is a variety. 1859 is known for three RPD or Repunched Dates: 1859 RPD FS-301 S-1 (006.3) – 1859 RPD FS-302 S-2 (006.2) – 1859 RPD FS-303 S-3 (006.35).

Acronym Meaning: RPD (Repunched Date) – MPD (Misplaced Date) – DDO (Doubled Die Obverse) – DDR (Doubled Die Reverse) FS (Fivas-Stanton) – S (Snow).

Photograde:

Indian Head Cent Penny Value good or G4 grade

Good (G):
Minimum: All rims are distinct from the fields.
Maximum: Two letters of LIBERTY are visible.
 
G-6 may be used to indicate exceptional pieces, say if many feathers show detail but few letters of LIBERTY are readable. The dividing line between G and VG coins is the detail in the LIBERTY.

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Specifications:

Variety 1

Copper-Nickel Laurel Wreath Reverse (1859)

Designer: James B. Longacre
Weight: 4.67 grams
Composition: .880 copper, .120 nickel
Diameter: 19 mm
Plain edge, no mint mark and struck at the Philadelphia Mint.

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