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1895 P Indian Head Penny Weighs 2.9 Grams

 
 
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 Posted 05/15/2019  6:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JW3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is this normal weight? If so looks like it's in pretty good shape other than weight differences

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 Posted 05/15/2019  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
May have been an underweight planchet to begin with. ED may have been a minor factor in weight loss. Genuine, XF details, would not straight grade. Worth about a buck.
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 Posted 05/15/2019  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 05/18/2019  09:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
App;ears to be a normal coin
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 Posted 05/18/2019  10:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your concept of "in pretty good shape" and mine differ considerably.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 05/18/2019  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spec is 3.11 tolerance is .13 +/- so low legal is 2.98 g. Since you only list to one decimal point if the coins was just .04 grams below tolerance, some of which might come from wear, the scale would show 2.9 grams. For over or underweight genuine coins I don't think there is much interest until you are about .4 grams out of spec. In the case of an bronze small cent a single decimal weight of 2.6 grams.
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 Posted 05/19/2019  07:13 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Condor101 hit all the relevant points on this IHC.

Pretty good shape? I guess that's in the eye of the beholder, it would rate pretty good shape to me as a new collector that got a handful of IHC's from my grandmother. Some years later after becoming more knowledgeable and seeing a lot more coin in hand it's one I'd probably pass over with barely a glance at all. Coins like this are what got me started so I can't fault anyone for liking them, but then attending my first big coin show, really opened my eyes to what is out there. Spent a few evenings drinking beers with Rick Snow and looking through his boxes of IHC in the 90's now that really opened my eyes! LOL
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 Posted 05/19/2019  08:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Your concept of "in pretty good shape" and mine differ considerably.

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 Posted 05/20/2019  03:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add paradimecoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree too!
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