1881 Indian Head Penny

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1881 Indian Head Penny in average condition to be worth $6.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $165.00. - Last updated: June, 01 2023

1881 Indian Head Penny
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  • Year: 1881
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Indian Penny
  • Price: $6.00-$165.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 39,208,000
  • Edge: Smooth

Notes: This coin was designed by James Barton Longacre, Head Engraver at mint. Rick Snow or Richard Snow studied these coins extensively and many coins list a snow rating based off his work.

How much is a 1881 Indian Head Penny worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $6.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $165 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 1881, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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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
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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.