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1877 Indian Head Cent- 1oz Copper Medallion - Proof Like
1877 Indian Head Cent- 1oz Copper Medallion - Proof Like

Our Price: $2.99
Year: Various
Composition: .999 % pure fine copper

Product Code: 29065


1877 Indian Head Cent - 1oz Copper Medallion

The 1877 Indian Head Cent is considered to be the classic key date of the series, which was introduced in 1859 and struck in considerable numbers until the early 20th century. The Indian Head Cent design by James Barton Longacre would become one of the most enduring coin designs of its era. Miss Liberty is depicted wearing a Native American headdress on the obverse. Longacre's design featured Miss Liberty wearing a Native American head dress on the obverse, and a wreath on the reverse, initially of laurel leaves and subsequently with oak leaves and a shield at the top.

In 1874, it was decided at the Mint that most of the redeemed bronze cents could easily be reissued, without the necessity to melt the pieces. It was this decision that would eventually lead to the scarcity of the 1877 Indian Head Cent, only a few years later. Almost ten million bronze cents were redeemed that year, and virtually the same amount was reissued into circulation. As a result, a large mintage of new cents was not necessary.

This is a 1oz Copper replica of the 1877 Indian Head Cent. It comes in proof-like condition. To protect this coin it comes in an airtite and black felt pouch

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