1879 Indian Head Penny

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1879 Indian Head Penny in average condition to be worth $6.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $170.00. - Last updated: June, 01 2023

1879 Indian Head Penny
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  • Year: 1879
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Indian Penny
  • Price: $6.00-$170.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 16,228,000
  • Edge: Smooth

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.

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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. *** [?].

If you are a fan of coin roll hunting or just want to learn more about Indian Head Pennys then search or scroll below to find the most valuable and rarest in this series.

Most Valuable

The most valuable Indian Head Penny's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Indian Head Penny 1873 $10k
Indian Head Penny 1877 $3.2k
Indian Head Penny 1909 S $2.3k
Indian Head Penny 1872 $1,350
Indian Head Penny 1870 $1k
Indian Head Penny 1871 $875
Indian Head Penny 1869 $750
Indian Head Penny 1864 $650
Indian Head Penny 1886 $500
Indian Head Penny 1861 $450
Indian Head Penny 1867 $440
Indian Head Penny 1876 $415
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Indian Head Penny's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Indian Head Penny?

Name Produced
1909 S 300,000
1877 852,000
1908 S 3,000,000
1871 3,929,000
1872 4,043,000
1870 5,275,000
1878 5,797,000
1869 6,420,000
1876 7,944,000
1867 9,821,000
1866 9,826,000
1861 10,100,000
1868 10,266,000
1873 11,676,000
1885 11,761,000
1875 13,528,000
1864 13,740,000
1874 14,187,000
1909 14,368,000
1879 16,228,000
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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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