Indian Head pennies are among the most popular and widely collected of all U.S. coins. And now these beloved classic issues are all over a century old. Its famous obverse was intended as a quintessentially American personification of Liberty. The Union Shield reverse was introduced in 1860, on the eve of the Civil War. When nickel became a critical component for armaments during that conflict, the cent's makeup changed from copper-nickel to bronze. We offer beautiful mint-state quality with no sign of wear. Our choice of date.