This pattern with the Indian cent obverse and the regular cereal 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 2 obverse and at least 2 reverse dies in copper-nickel as follows: To compare both obverses side by side, click here.
Low date with Breen's reverse B J213/P251 with fewer than a half dozen known.
Low date with Breen's reverse C J213/P252 with about a dozen known.
Centered date with Breen's reverse B J213/P257 with fewer than a half dozen known.
Centered date with Breen's reverse C J213/P258 with over a dozen known.
It is possible that the other reverses, Breen's A and D were also used.
Photo courtesy of Heritage.