- Year: 1879
- Mint Mark: No mint mark
- Type: Indian Head Penny
- Price: $6.00-$170.00
- Face Value: 0.01 USD
- Produced: 16,228,000
- Edge: Smooth
- Silver Content: 0%
Notes: Between the year 1878 and 1879 the US Mint increased the production of the Indian Head Cent 3 fold. Going from just 5.6 million minted the year before to more than 16 million in 1879. This increased production as expected created more supply and the value of the coin fell. This makes the coins a little more economical if you will. Still a good addition to your coin collection.
How much is a 1879 Indian Head Penny worth?
This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $6.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $170 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1879, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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