1897 P Indian Head Cent Small Cents

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Coin Condition:
Very Fine Shape




Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 50,464,392
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain

Numismatic specification data provided byKrause Publications NumisMaster.

As the American economy rebounded from the Panic of 1893, the mintage of cents rose to its highest figure since 1890. As a consequence, examples in all grades short of fully red gem are plentiful. This is a challenging issue in such ideal condition, being one of the scarcer dates of the decade.

The usual assortment of die-punching varieties are noted for this date, and interested persons are referred to the excellent, multi-volume series of books by Rick Snow devoted to listing and illustrating these varieties. This example illustrated has not been graded by any grading company. Here are reference ID numbers
(NGC ID# 228S, PCGS# 2196) you can use to help with your research of this coin.

Indian Head Cents replaced the Flying Eagle Cent in 1859.  The obverse depiction of a putative American Indian is actually a head of Liberty with an Indian chief's headdress.  In 1860, the wreath was altered and a small shield was added to the top of the reverse.  From 1859-1864, the cents were made of a mixture of copper-nickel.  The planchets were thick and the color was much lighter than the dark copper of Large Cents.  In 1864, partly in response to the privately issued Civil War tokens, the weight of the Indian cent was reduced and the metal composition reverted to bronze, a nearly pure copper alloy. 

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