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Is This A 1869/69 Indian Head FS-303 1c MS Error?

 
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 Posted 08/01/2020  5:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jeaam to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought this IH from my local coin shop and was told it was a 1869/9 error coin. I looked at it under his microscope and thought I could see faint doubling. I brought it home and wanted to identify the error better so I put it under my scope and I am not convinced it is a 69/9. It may be that the top loop of the six is worn down so much that you can only see the doubling or that it is PMD. Your thoughts? Thanks!
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08/02/2020 09:03 am
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 Posted 08/01/2020  8:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please give us full pics of both sides of this coin in natural color.
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Here are the pictures. I would be interested to know what information you gain from the full pics that help you determine if it is an error coin vice the close-up. Always learning. Thanks!

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 Posted 08/02/2020  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeaam to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tried a different angle.
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 Posted 08/02/2020  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not an error, FS-303 is a variety of the 1869 Indian Head cent. It's a RPD (Repunched Date) variety to be specific.

http://www.error-ref.com/repunched-date/

If it was repunched into the master die, then all working dies would have the repunch. If it was repunched on a working die, then all coins struck from that die would have the repunching. (The mint has changed processes several times, and which digits appear on the master and which are punched into the working die changes)

https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...008-bn/37474

To be that variety, your coin must match EXACTLY, not close or similar or the 6 is repunched but not the 9, etc.

If you go to the listing above, and zoom in, you can clearly see the 6 and the 9 have "ghosts" behind them, "North" of the primary digits. If you only have the 9, it's not RPD-301.

I have to say, I don't see it the 6 looks like damage.



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 Posted 08/02/2020  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeaam to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the education and for the analysis of the IH!
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I too say not a good error coin. I don't see a 9/9 at all.
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