1860 Indian Head Cent Small Cents : Pointed Bust

Copper-Nickel Oak Wreath With Shield

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 88% Copper - 12% Nickel

Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 4.67 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1860 Pointed Bust vs Rounded Bust Indian Head Cent Penny
The 1860 "Pointed Bust" Indian Head Cent (Penny) is one major variety of this series. This is best identified by viewing the pointed bottom portion of the Indian bust. This part of the bust is slimmer than the rounded bust. The difference between the pointed bust vs rounded bust is shown in the example image of the coin above. Note the portion of the Indian bust between the arrows. Click the example image to enlarge.
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$18$20$25$50$100$178$307$566-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1860 Indian Head Penny (Pointed Bust Variety) is worth $20 in average condition and can be worth $307 to $566 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.0316





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