1892 Indian head penny value of a well preserved example is over $16. If your coin is one of the few to survive without "problems" it is sought by many collectors.
Because of the hazards over long years of service, many of these old pennies show the results of scrapes, bending, dents and lots of wear. An 1892 Indian penny without these distractions is the exception and highly valued by dealers.
Rarely does a penny survive today in the condition it left the mint. Pictured and desirable as a collectible is an "Uncirculated" 1892 Indian penny, eagerly sought in this condition and valued in the hundreds of dollars. Not only is the coin free from wear but also retains most of the original look and luster of when first minted.
Despite having circulated years ago your coin is less common than those of the 1900s placing it solidly as a collectible. Secondly, determine accurately how much your 1892 Indian penny is worth by comparing its condition to the "grading" images below.
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Availability and condition play large parts in 1892 Indian head penny value. A gem condition example such as the one pictured is not always found in the market place for sale. Patience as a collector is necessary.
Remaining in superb condition, as if minted yesterday is difficult for copper coins. All pennies are prone to fading brown, fortunately this piece still radiates original yellow and red mint luster. Easily nicked and marred it also avoided these hazards. A rare coin untouched since 1892.
Auctions are where most of these rare coins trade hands. Moving from one high quality collection to another David Lawrence rare coin auction sold this top quality penny for $391. Many collections formed long ago of Indian pennies have the potential of containing high quality examples. Rarity of condition leads to the highest 1892 Indian head penny value.
Rising substantially in value are the 1892 pennies in nice condition. If the headband and "Liberty" within the band are clearly visible there is huge potential for your coin. Also if your coin has avoided heavy nicks, bending and discoloration it adds to value. Review the images and description to get an accurate "grade" of your coin’s condition.
Uncirculated: All the characteristics of a new penny remain. The original mint luster is unbroken with no wear to the coin. Toning to a light brown is possible however rotating the coin under a light reveals undisturbed luster underneath. Examine the highest areas for signs of wear. The first to exhibit abrasions is hair above the eye and curls behind her neck.
Extremely Fine: Sharply defined describes this grade. You have to look close to find the small amount of wear present on the hair just above the ear. Notice a slight flattening to the cheek below her eye, and the ribbon trailing below her headdress. Overall a nice coin with a pleasing appearance.
Fine: Wear has merged the hairline and headband and continues down the neckline smoothing the ribbon and hair curl where they meet. A positive is the major details of the feathers show and each feather is separated from the next. Clearly a coin that has seen moderate wear but your 1892 Indian head penny value is respectable.
Good: A complete outline of the feathers, her face and neckline is separated and raised from the background. Lettering is distinct as well as the date. All other parts of the design are now worn away. However, your coin is still enjoyed by many young collectors.
The Value of an Indian Penny | Very Solid
Common dates are now worth one dollar each. You have a popular coin, everyone understands and has heard of the value of an Indian Head penny. Many collectors are building collections and putting a heavy demand on very rare dates and better condition coins. Compare your 1892 Indian head penny value to other dates on the values chart.
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