The Indian Head penny may be one of the most popular U.S. coins to honor Native American culture. Interestingly, the "Indian" on the coin is none other than a representation of Lady Liberty wearing a Native American feathered headdress. Indian Head pennies were designed by James B. Longacre and were first released in circulation in 1859. The last Indian Head penny was made in 1909 — the year the Lincoln cent was first produced. Indian Head pennies are generally common, though they do not show up in circulation any more (except for very rare exceptions). Millions of Indian Head pennies have been struck, and many survive in decent condition. It is possible to buy a nicely worn, undamaged Indian Head penny for less than $5.

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