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1896 Indian Head UKNOWN mint error Help

 
 
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 Posted 09/12/2018  3:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add kyleg02247 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey guys,
can someone help me out with this coin if they know what would be going on with it, and if it is a mint error and approximate value if known. I am thinking of purchasing it for $50 and I was not sure if that is worth it or if I should pass on it.

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 Posted 09/12/2018  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NOT an error.
Has been heavily counterstamped that has destroyed
any value it may have had.
Most definitely pass on it.
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 Posted 09/12/2018  3:46 pm  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Counterstamped.
PMD
A ripoff at $50 unless you happen to collect counterstamped coins.
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 Posted 09/12/2018  8:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not worth anywhere near the price.
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 Posted 09/12/2018  11:01 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
Not an error by any means. It's a counterstamped Indian Head cent, but it's nowhere worth 50 dollars though. Take a pass on it, and don't buy it, as it's a ripoff.
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 Posted 09/12/2018  11:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PMD (post mint damage caused by a counterstamp). Definitely a ripoff at $50.
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 Posted 09/13/2018  01:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jst1dreamr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bad idea to purchase, not a nice person selling it for $50.
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 Posted 09/13/2018  11:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kyleg02247 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great, thank you all for the advise.
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