What do you get?
- The 1859 Indian Head Cent had a mintage of 36,400,000. The composition of these coins is 88% copper and 12% nickel. The diameter is 19mm.
Our experienced numismatists will hand select your 1859 Indian Head Penny and will use the grading scale below based on the coin you purchased. Good condition coins will have a full to almost full rim and a readable date. Very Good coins will have at least three letters in LIBERTY readable. Fine coins will show all letters in LIBERTY, although some may be weak and may require a magnifying glass. Very Fine coins will have a full headband and the lower ribbon will be connected to the lower hair curl. Extra Fine coins will have the lower ribbon detached from the lower hair curl with some of the diamonds in the ribbon visible. Choice Extra Fine will have all the diamonds visible. Almost uncirculated coins will have no less than 25% of the original mint luster and all diamonds in the ribbon. Scroll down to view the 1859 Indian Head Pennies that are available.