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Item # 150642
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Model # 5104SC |
Indian Head Penny 14K Artisan Pendant

About this item

Features an Indian Head Penny on an 18" 14K rope chain.
$325.00
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Description

The Indian Head Penny was designed by James Barton Longacre, the engraver at the Philadelphia Mint. In 1864 these coins changed to bronze and Longacre modified the portrait by sharpening the details and added his initial “L” on the ribbon. His design is based on the one that first appeared in copper before the Civil War. On the front is a Native American wearing a feather headdress along with the year of production.

The reverse features a wreath of laurel (olive) in the 1859 series. In 1860 until the end of the series the denomination was found within a wreath of oak and olive tied at the base with a ribbon and the federal shield above.

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