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1879 Indian Head Cent Grade?

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 Posted 06/06/2022  1:18 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any thoughts on the grade of this one? Sellers photos.


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 Posted 06/06/2022  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just enough detail to snag a F-15 to me, but F-12 reasoning will not surprise me either...
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 Posted 06/06/2022  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say VG-10, but a sharper pic of the headdress would help.
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 Posted 06/06/2022  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Given a couple of small issues I'll give it F-12+

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 Posted 06/06/2022  8:43 pm  Show Profile   Check RK55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add RK55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With today's grading F-15
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 Posted 06/06/2022  8:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
C'mon, where's the Liberty on this?
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 Posted 06/06/2022  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Check RK55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add RK55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
20-25 years ago this would grade vg-8 maybe vg-10...now adays seems like a partial liberty can get you a fine, same as some of the barber series.
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 Posted 06/06/2022  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Things sure have changed from the Brown & Dunn days.
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 Posted 06/06/2022  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting coin. The feathers, ribbon, hair curls, pearls, ear, and eye say F-15, but LIBERTY and the cheek say VG-10. The shield, knot, ribbons, acorns, and arrows say F-15, but the olive leaves and central oak leaves say F-12.

I think there's more going on here than circulation wear. The pics are too blurry to get a solid feel, but I strongly suspect strike weakness.

There is too much detail to hold this below F-12.
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 Posted 06/07/2022  07:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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C'mon, where's the Liberty on this?


I'm a little surprised by your comment. you know that you cant just grade by one marker. what we are seeing is a softer obv strike. look at the strike on right side obv denticles and AMERICA

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 Posted 06/07/2022  08:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedRaider to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would go F-15 here.
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 Posted 06/08/2022  12:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree that it is in the F range but as we all know, these low grade coins can easily be unattractive. From the nice even color to the lack of glaring problems it is an attractive coin.
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 Posted 06/09/2022  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add luvmyCAM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
look at that headress sharp and clear, LIBERTY was probably weak from inception and I've seen these as high as VF20 on certain key dates it technically meets F standards, I am at F-15. Good looking album coin.
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 Posted 06/11/2022  09:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin arrived. A nice milk chocolate coin with no glaring issues. Couldn't pass this one up for 5.50.



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 Posted 06/11/2022  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice-looking for sure. To me, it's still a VG.
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