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1900 Gold Indian Head Penny 4.6 Grams Exact Diameter And Thickness To Reg

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 Posted 05/24/2020  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IO may? be a casting sprue on the edge below the date.
Need to see a picture of the edge.
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 Posted 05/24/2020  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chriscook813 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a great question. It almost looks like two spots are cud coming over the rim. The outer rim is definitely a little flat and dinged in that area but it's really hard to tell because it's so darn shiney.
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 Posted 05/24/2020  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How about larger pics of both sides that show the true color? The images you have shown us are basically worthless.
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 Posted 05/24/2020  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chriscook813 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is IO and casting spruce?
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 Posted 05/24/2020  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To start, please post simple LARGE images of both sides of this coin, right-side up, that show the apparent gold color. So far, you've shown us nothing of value at all.
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 Posted 05/24/2020  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect lead solder on rims causing higher weight. Perhaps novice ex-jewelry piece.
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 Posted 05/24/2020  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chriscook813 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can't deal with the photo uploaded on this site. Will take it in to someone who can directly lay eyes on it and tell me what the heck it is or was ect.. thank you for your help.
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 Posted 05/24/2020  10:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A casting sprue is
the injection point (usually on the edge of a coin) through which the hot metal enters the mold.

Evidence of a casting sprue is betrayed by a small spike on the edge of a coin, or evidence of where the spike was filed off. Sometimes, attempts to hide evidence of filing is done by plating the coin.

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Those who have studied ancient coins for a very long time get to know and understand most of the tricks of the trade for fake coins, and how to identify their various methods of manufacture.
Cast coins are the easiest to betray.
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 Posted 05/25/2020  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do recall reading somewhere that there were mint produced gold IHC. Don't remember the dates.
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 Posted 05/25/2020  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A major mint error exists of a
Penny struck on a gold 1/4 eagle planchet.

Except for color and weight, it looks exactly the same as an Indian Head cent.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  4:10 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oregon coin geek.....*** GO BEAVS ! ! ! ***
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 Posted 05/26/2020  5:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have an Ike someone coated in lead, I won't call it played because it's not smooth at all. But it is several grams overweight.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chriscook813 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will say this; it's not as yellow as the Mike Byers coin and this one has full rim. The one's struck on 1/4 eagle planchet seems to be non existent. I'm pretty sure this is just a plated 1900 copper Penny. I am planning on taking it in tomorrow.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let us know!
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 Posted 06/01/2020  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chriscook813 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay fellas, this coin now has two different coin dealers stumped and a pawn shop who says it's holding up to 18k gold but not 22k. They say I should send it in when the grade company starts back up. And they want me to come back and let them know. I personally believe a jeweler/coinsmith made this coin but there is still that little bit of wonder.
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