Click to enlargeJ211/P255/P262

This pattern with the Indian cent obverse and a wide wreath reverse was part of a 12 piece set which were sold to collectors by the Mint. To view the set, click here.

This is one of several patterns using the Indian head design. For some correspondence by Longacre regarding this obverse as a replacement for the flying eagle, click here and for description of the use of pointed feathers in the headdress, click here.

It was struck from two obverse dies as follows: To compare both obverses side by side, click here.

Low date J211/P255 with about a half dozen known.

Centered date J211/P262 which is the more common variety.

Photo courtesy of Bowers and Merena.