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1863 Indian Head Penny "No Shield" On Reverse?

 
 
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 Posted 10/08/2019  2:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Frankhodges to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is this an error. I thought that the shield was added in 1864?

I hope that it is an error or a variety.

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 Posted 10/08/2019  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First of all To CCF , on the top portion of the reverse of the coin is the shield . Not sure why you say there is no shield on this coin .
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 Posted 10/08/2019  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


The only Indian Head with no shield was the 1859. They added the shield in 1860. Your coin is normal for the year.

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 Posted 10/08/2019  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Frankhodges to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I meant that there WAS a Reverse shield and there should be none; I was told by a reliable collector that the shield was added in 1864 but that was wrong.

Thanks for your reply.
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 Posted 10/08/2019  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You were definitely told wrong.



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The 1864 Indian Head cent was the year that the "L" was added to the ribbon on the obverse. That may be the coin the collector was thinking of. The L initial stands for Longacre, or James Barton Longacre to be precise, the coins designer. The 1864 coins with the L initial sell for much more than a 1864 without the L.





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Lacking a Red Book or other reliable source for the comparison of U.S. coins, one can simply google "1863 Indian cent" and look at the pics. By doing so, it becomes evident that the shield was present in 1863. Ebay is another good resource for comparing coins, prices, grades, etc.
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