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 Posted 08/27/2018  3:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add kyleg02247 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey Guys,
I found this 1861 Indian Head penny, can anyone let me know there thoughts and what would likely cause this? Also if there is any value in a coin in this condition.





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 Posted 08/27/2018  4:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like corrosion and badly scratched and worn.
Don't know how much value it would have,
you can buy an 1880 Indian Head in much better
shape than that for $3-4.00
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 Posted 08/27/2018  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kyleg02247 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lol I know that, I was wondering if it was a mint error though it is indented outward. Can't really tell from the photo
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 Posted 08/27/2018  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the corrosion was scraped off by a knife. If it's bowed out, it appears to be pushed from back to front, just damage, been on the ground a while.
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 Posted 08/27/2018  5:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you don't say you were looking at it being indented outward and
we can't see it on the photos, then how are we supposed
to know that's what you were referring to?
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 Posted 08/27/2018  5:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a deliberate defacing for whatever reason.
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 Posted 08/27/2018  6:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kyleg02247 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I Forgot to mention it weighs 2.8 grams as well. I will take a few more pictures hopefully some better ones when I have a chance.
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 Posted 08/27/2018  6:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
being indented outward


"Outdented" ?
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 Posted 08/27/2018  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Check Adam_E's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Theres no need to take more photos, the coin's been damaged, theres really no way to tell exactly what caused it because theres infinite amounts of ways to damage a coin, but it certainly didnt get this way from the mint
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 Posted 08/27/2018  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It needs to be put down.
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 Posted 08/27/2018  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, your coin holding forceps are worth more than the coin!
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 Posted 08/27/2018  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a damaged coin. It's Post Strike Damage (meaning that it happened after it left the U.S. Mint). Not an error at all.
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More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950

Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
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 Posted 08/27/2018  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No need to hold that coin any longer with those tongs . The obverse has been beat to a bloody pulp . Looks like road kill or as mentioned, someone deliberately messed it up .
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 Posted 08/28/2018  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
"Outdented" ?

A new word for the glossary.

Outdented-
Meaning indented outward
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