Indian Head Cent, Obverse: 1882
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A left-facing Indian maiden wears a feathered crown. Above is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and below is the date. The Indian Head, designed by James Barton Longacre has a Caucasian appearance. A rumor that the artist used his daughter as a model is undocumented. Beginning in 1864 a small L for Longacre was added to the coin. These coins were originally minted only at the Philadelphia Mint. In 1908 they began to be minted in San Francisco and in 1911 they were minted in Denver. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; History of Money 15 Economics; 16 History
|Illinois Heritage Association|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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