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03 May 2022

1890 US Indian Head CENT

Coins-United States | AC coin$

Beautifully designed by James Barton Longacre this one cent version was in production since 1859 until replaced by another design in 1909.

This Indian head cent is 95% copper and 5% zinc/tin alloy.

The USA was in the midst of heavy political, territorial and economical transformation. Americans were becoming concerned about the ups and downs of the financial markets since 1837. A new balance was searched within the government so the Nation would be able to face the demands of a competitive industrial era abroad.

The US President un this year was Benjamin Harrison and the two states that entered the Union were Idaho and Wyoming both in July 1890. This cent coin evokes historically the changes America went through this new last decade of the nineteenth century.

In my own words.

For further details about this item and others please visit my collections section.

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Freedom. "Never give up."

"In God we trust."

Comments

Mike

Level 7

When I do something on a coin I use the ones I have. Our history is in the set. So if you write about one then write about the same coin that's unnecessary. I'm sorry I have to agree with Kepi on this. If I have five I write about the five not one at a time. When I write about Conder tokens I write on a few of them. Unless its special. Just thought I mention it.

AC coin$

Level 6

Thanks for your opinion.

Longstrider

Level 6

Every time someone calls the cents penny's it makes our toes curl. Please the USA uses cents. Penny's are in the UK. Please.

AC coin$

Level 6

Thanks much, I just made the appropriate corrections.

Kepi

Level 6

Wow... Really??? You just did a blog on your "1889" Indian Head Cent on April 21st... Now 0n May 3rd you do the same blog only with a different date of a 1890 "Penny"??? Let me guess it's up in your Collections as well... I certainly hope you are not planning to blog on every single cent or penny, whatever it is that you call them, that you own...

Kepi

Level 6

Good to know...

AC coin$

Level 6

I am doing this ones just for the love of US history. I am not putting up my entire collection, that isn't my style.. THANKS.

user_18906

Level 2

Looks good

AC coin$

Level 6

Thanks .

CC

Level 4

Nice Indian Head Penny.

AC coin$

Level 6

Thanks .

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