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Indian Head Cent 1908 G-VG

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    The world famous Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop first began in the year 1908. It has since been the beacon that the entire United States looks to as the new year begins. The presidential contender William Jennings Bryan would lose to William Howard Taft, the Republican candidate. This was Bryan’s third run for the highest office in the land. In President Roosevelt’s final months, he became the first president to visit a foreign nation while in office. He went to Panama to watch the construction of his canal. Finally, the Western bandits, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, were killed in Bolivia while trying to outrun the law. Conspiracies flourished as they were supposedly buried in unmarked graves.

    The mintage figures in 1908 dropped dramatically from the previous few years. Only 32 million cents were issued from the Philadelphia Mint. However, this year’s issue is practically speaking no more difficult to locate in any grade than any other year. If anything, lower grades may be more difficult to obtain because of it’s late issue in the series.This would also be the first year that cents would be minted at the San Francisco Mint. This is a reason why the mintage figures for the 1908 Indian Head cent dropped so dramatically.

    As with the issues struck for circulation, the proof Indian Head cents in 1908 have a low mintage. It is a later issue in the series, so many have been kept in good condition. Typically, it has proven difficult to obtain deep cameos in the 1908 year. Roughly half the varieties this year are repunched dates, as with many other issues in the series. This year also has many misplaced digit varieties. This occurs when a part of a number from the date is punched elsewhere on the coin. 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: 1908
    • Diameter: 19 mm
    • Mint Mark: N/A
    • Thickness: 1.5 mm
    • Grade: Ungraded

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