Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

1890 Indian Head Penny

 
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
New Member

United States
1 Posts
 Posted 04/13/2019  02:47 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add WVboy76 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,I'm new here and know absolutely nothing about coins and values but always liked old coins so to my question can someone please tell me why my 1890 Indian Head penny is as shiny as a dime? And I see no mint mark also it looks like maybe a faint gold coloring around the edge? I also have a 1901 Indian Head penny that's in pretty good shape...any help with info and or value would be greatly appreciated because its driving me nuts not knowing anything about them...thank you for any and all information...my name is Jason btw
Bedrock of the Community
United States
28059 Posts
 Posted 04/13/2019  04:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF Jason. We will need good photos,front and back to really help you.
John1
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
Searched 5+ Million Cents Since 1971
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
3443 Posts
 Posted 04/13/2019  07:06 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the Forum. You've come to a phenomenal place to share and learn.

Pure speculation here without photos to reference: It could be that the IHC was plated with a silver metal at some type. Tin, mercury and nickel are a few that come to mind. Plating copper coins was a common classroom science experiment back in the day.

Edit: Here's some information on what color your 1890 IHC should be and how to grade the second one you asked about.
https://www.coinstudy.com/1890-indi...y-value.html
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
http://goccf.com/t/303507
Edited by chafemasterj
04/13/2019 12:00 pm
Bedrock of the Community
United States
18151 Posts
 Posted 04/13/2019  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Yes we would need photos to figure out what you see.
just carl
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
37972 Posts
 Posted 04/13/2019  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




to the CCF!
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
11014 Posts
 Posted 04/13/2019  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF , please show us photos obverse and reverse of your 1890 IHC .
Proud Member of The Black Sheep Squadron !
Pillar of the Community
United States
8683 Posts
 Posted 04/13/2019  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF!

Collector of all classic US coinage.

How to identify cleaned coins: http://goccf.com/t/319679
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
73436 Posts
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Coin Community Member eBay Sales

Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Forums
It took 1.67 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05