For collectors, the condition of the coin(s) they own is what separates a good collection from a great collection. For coins that are 100+ years old such as the 1898 Indian Head, collectors everywhere only want the most well-preserved coins available. In order to decipher which coins are the best, collectors look to a coin’s grade.
Fine Condition: This Coin deserving of this grade saw ample time in circulation and will show a good amount of wear. Still, the coin’s imagery and some of the texture will have survived the years. Because so many 1898 Indian Head Pennies were produced, finding them in Fine grade is not as much of a challenge as it is with other editions of the coin.