Imagine walking around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and spotting an Indian Head penny half buried in the ground where the Union and Confederate soldiers battled during the American Civil War. Perhaps that Indian Head Cent first minted in 1859 at the Philadelphia Mint fell out of the pocket of a Union soldier, possibly a lucky coin. Or maybe it dropped from the hands of a passerby who came to visit the battlefields in 1864 either way, the Indian Head Cent minted from 1859 to 1864 was composed of copper and nickel and commonly referred to as Nickel or Nick. Remember the freedom and unity gained from the battles fought during the Civil War with the Civil War Penny and Stamp Collection. A gold book style portfolio houses an Indian Head Cent minted from 1861 to 1864 and a Commemorative Mint US Postage Stamp of the Battle of Gettysburg. The 5 cent stamp was issued in 1963 to honor the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.