"Indian-heads, he said."

Indian-head pennies were issued in the U.S. from 1859 to 1909, making them one of the country's longest-serving coins. Some controversy surrounds the depiction of the Native American on the coin, as it is a feminine figure, meant to combine the figure of a Native American chief with that of Lady Liberty - despite the fact that no Native American woman would have worn a headdress like the one seen on the coin. The association with Lady Liberty can be seen as the word 'liberty' appears on the band of the headdress. Outside of To Kill a Mockingbird, there is no evidence of a belief that these coins were lucky.