1888 Indian Head Cent : Last 8 Over 7

Bronze Composite Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 95% Copper - 5% Tin and Zinc

Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 3.11 grams

What This Coin Looks Like (Obverse, Reverse, Mint Mark Location, Special Features, etc.):
1888 8 Over 7 Indian Head Cent Penny
There is a major variety of the 1888 Indian head Cent (Penny) where the 1888 date was punched over a 1887 date. This resulted in an 1888/7 or 8/7 variety where a small subtle portion of the "7" appeared under the leading "8". One way to identify this error is to note a small knob under the "8" which represents the bottom of the "7" as depicted in the example image of this penny above. In other cases an additional small portion of the underlying "7" may also appear above the last "8" in the 1888 date as well.
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USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1888 Indian Head Penny (Last 8 Over 7 Variety) is Worth $2,585 in Average Condition and can be Worth $40,009 to $74,201 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: $0.0254

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