Bill Jones small cents
1C INDIAN HEAD, LAUREL WREATH (1859)

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: CENTS - INDIAN HEAD
Item Description: 1C 1859
Full Grade: NGC MS 64
Owner: BillJones

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Bill Jones' Type Set   Score: 1878
Bill Jones' Type Set Excluding Modern Issues   Score: 1878
Bill Jones' Basic Type set   Score: 1878
Biill Jones Basic Type set with out gold   Score: 1878
Bill Jones small cents   Score: 1878
A survey of 19th century business strike coin   Score: 1878
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Technical problems with the beautiful Flying Eagle cent design soon prompted the mint to replace it with the Indian cent. The Indian head design was focused in the center of the obverse which eliminated the strike problems the Flying Eagle design had encountered with the wreath on the reverse of the coin. This design was also executed by mint engraver, James Longacre. The weight and thickness of the cent was unchanged.

The present coin is a very attractive MS-64 example with lustrous fields and sharp definition. It is a choice example for the grade.

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