The coin you have described sounds like a novelity coin and has no value other than the materials it is made from.
Buffalo nickels were made from 1913 to 1938. Any coin dated 1877 is a replica or fantasy piece whose value depends on whether it contains any precious metals. Of course, all genuine buffalo nickels were struck in an alloy of 75% copper and 25% nickel so they have almost no intrinsic value, only collector value.
If you mean an 1877 US Indian Head cent, 19 mm, the same as all cents minted since Large Cents were discontinued in 1857.If you mean an 1877 British penny, 30.8 mm.If you're wondering about an enormous (~100 mm) "Indian head penny" dated 1877, please take another look! It's a coaster that sells for a few bucks in gift shops. 1877 is shown because it's the rarest year for a genuine (and much smaller) Indian head penny.
Depending on condition, it's a contest between those minted in 1877 and those from San Francisco dated 1909. There's more information at the Related Questions.
1877 is the answer!
Indian head nickels were minted from 1913 to 1938. For unknown reasons 1877 is a commonly-used date for replica and fantasy pieces.
This isn't any standard US coin and I doubt if many other countries use either of these symbols. Can you tell us what other writing is on the coin - perhaps it says ".999 Silver"? It is a privately minted silver round. Its value is based only on the silver it contains -- about $18.00 as of mid-2008
Please check your coin again and post a new, separate question. All 1877 nickels should carry a shield design. > Liberty nickels were struck from 1883 to 1912 > Buffalo nickels were struck from 1913 to 1938
The two rarest Indian Head pennies are the 1877 and the 1909-S.
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The diameter is 19mm same as Lincoln cents.
This is not a US Mint issue coin it's a novelty coin of some type. It could have value if it's made from silver. Look for the marking of .999 fine silver on the coin. If you find it, it's made of silver and does have some value.
during 1877 queen Victoria was proclaimed the empress of India THE INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS...(expand)
made in Niagara Falls by Oneida Silver Company - 1877 is not the date but a serial number. Fairly common worth @$5.
I have no idea what this coin could be. Can you email a photo? email@example.com
Quackachoo= the sacred Indian word for the ducklings. Quaren= a tree Qoo= the Indian ruler who ruled 1877-1897.
Chief John Big Tree was born on June 2, 1877, in Buffalo, New York, USA.
FR2 or Fair2 would be woth approx. $450
If the coin is bigger than any penny in your pocket it's a novelty coin of some type. Indian Head cents were struck in 1877 but they are the same size as a modern Lincoln cent, also Wheat Penny's were first made in 1909.
I see you have a very nice coin. The 1877 Indian Head was considered a key date among pennies along with the 1909-s (VDB). I would value the coin at around 550.00-1200.00 depending on the condition of the coin. I hope I could help:)
Could stand for United States Indian Service?
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If you mean Indian Head cents? Some of the more desirable dates are: 1909-S, 1908-S, 1886, 1877, 1864, 1860 and 1859.
If you think about it for a minute, how many pennies or nickels have you seen that are the size of a silver dollar? What you have isn't a coin and it isn't from 1877. It's a modern novelty item that can be bought in stores and used in a display or possibly as decoration. For example, I have a "Lincoln cent" tray on my desk that's copper in color but is about 120mm in diameter. It's absolutely not a penny, it's for paper clips or coffee cups.