Best answer: How can you tell if an Indian head penny is real?

Which Indian Head pennies are valuable?

These are the most valuable Indian Head pennies, from least to most expensive.

  • 1895 Indian Head Cent. Penny value: $172. …
  • 1885 Indian Head Cent. …
  • 1886 Indian Head Cent (Type 1) (Tie) …
  • 1874 Indian Head Cent (Tie) …
  • 1875 Indian Head Cent. …
  • 1873 Indian Head Cent (Open 3) …
  • 1878 Indian Head Cent (Tie) …
  • 1876 Indian Head Cent (Tie)

Where is the mint mark on a Indian head penny?

Indian Head cent

Mint marks S. Located below the wreath on the reverse. Philadelphia Mint specimens struck without mint mark.
Obverse
Design Liberty with head dress.
Designer James B. Longacre
Design date 1858

How much is a 1905 Indian head penny worth?

The 1905 Indian Head penny is worth around $2 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $6. In extremely fine condition the value is around $10. In uncirculated condition the price is around $40 for coins with an MS 60 grade.

Should I clean my Indian head penny?

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COINS! Coins are cleaned because people inherently believe that a dirty coin has less value than a coin free of dirt and grime. … After centuries or even decades, a coin develops a natural patina; leaving it intact is in most cases the best route to insure the coin realizes the most money upon sale.

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What if a coin has no mint mark?

If the date of a US coin is written without a mintmark, it means that the coin has no mintmark and was (usually) minted in Philadelphia. Coins without mintmarks made in Philadelphia are sometimes referred to as, for example, 1927-P, even though there may be no mintmark on the coin.

How much is an 1896 Indian head penny worth?

CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1896 Indian Head Penny value at an average of $3.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $65.