Indian Head Cents (1859-1909) | The Coin Shop

Indian Head Cents

The Indian Head cent, also known as an Indian Head penny, was a one cent coin produced by the United States Bureau of the Mint from 1859 to 1909. It was designed by James Barton Longacre, the Chief Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint. For collectors, the Indian Head Cent represents great historical significance of its era. The first years of the Indian Head’s production fell just before to the outbreak of the Civil War and collectors view this coin as a tangible part of American coin history.