Indian Head Cent 1906 G-VG

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    California mourned the destruction of one of its most iconic cities in 1906. A major earthquake shook the entire city of San Francisco. More than one thousand perished and over 28,000 buildings were destroyed. To keep order in the city and to dissuade criminals from looting the entire city, martial law was imposed on the city. The US Army went in to aide local police. The Secretary of War, William Howard Taft, declared himself the provisional governor of Cuba. He sent soldiers to the island to disarm both sides of what may have become a civil war. The real cause for this was to quell a liberal revolution on the island.

    The US Mint broke another mintage record this year. Almost one hundred million Indian Head cents were issued in the year 1906. This year’s cents were circulated widely and for many decades. They were not save for any collector purpose until much later in the century. Highly graded coins are readily available to collectors today as are all other grades. It is estimated that over 15,000 1906 Indian Head cents are of mint state quality today. Collectors should do his or her best to find a faultless coin regardless of the grade because this year is rather ubiquitous.

    This year has a low mintage of proof cents. Just over 1,700 Proof Indian Head cents were issued this year. Although cameos can be found for this year, finding full red proof coins has proven rather difficult, though not prohibitively so. There are many varieties known for the 1906 Indian Head cent. As with all other Indian Head cents, most are repunched dates. There is, however, one special error. There is one example of an Indian Head stuck on a quarter eagle gold planchet. If you have any questions regarding the Indian Head Cent or varieties, please contact any of our knowledgeable staff at 800-735-1311, and we’ll be happy to assist you!

  • Details:
    • Denomination: Cent
    • Year: 1906
    • Diameter: 19 mm
    • Mint Mark: N/A
    • Thickness: 1.5 mm
    • Grade: Ungraded

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