1 oz Copper Round | Indian Penny
Lady Liberty dons a Native American headdress in the elegant profile depicted on the obverse. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA encircles the portrait. The design is based on the Indian Head or Indian Penny coin minted by the U.S. Mint from 1859-1909.
The reverse of each round features an expertly-detailed, proud eagle clutching an American shield in its right claw and arrows in its left. GOLDEN STATE MINT and OUNCE .999 FINE COPPER is inscribed.
The original Indian Penny contained nickel and was often referred to as the “Nick” or “Nickel.” Because coins were hoarded during the Civil War, nickel pieces were replaced with tokens. The tokens were so popular they were reconfigured to contain mostly copper with a reduced weight.
- Depicts the classic Indian Head Cent design
- Originally released from 1859-1909
- Struck in one full ounce (Avoirdupois system) of 99.9% pure copper
- Each piece is 38mm
- Features a Prooflike finish