The 1877 Indian Head was first designed in 1859, representing Liberty wearing an Indian headdress, not an actual Native American. During the Civil War, nearly all gold and silver, and eventually the copper-nickel cent, disappeared from circulation in the Midwest and East. The designer was James B. Longacre, and only made in the Philadelphia mint until 1908 when the San Francisco mint made them in 1908 and 1909. With the second lowest mintage of the Indian Head Cents the 1877 has a mintage of 852,500 and is the main key date in the series. This one has been graded by PCGS as a VG10 and is worth $650.
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