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1892 Whizzed Indian Cent

 
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 Posted 04/15/2021  02:39 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MisterT to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Posting this mainly for anyone who doesn't know what a "whizzed" coin looks like. This one came from a mail order company and was advertised as premium quality BU. Naturally there wasn't a picture of the actual coin, just a stock artists rendering in their catalog. I took a chance and got bit for $45. In a way it is a shame because the details of the coin look fairly bold but the whizzing and off color just ruined it. Live and learn. Glad I didn't place an expensive order.

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 Posted 04/15/2021  07:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for posting--an excellent reminder.
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 Posted 04/15/2021  07:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Whizzed or plated ?
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 Posted 04/15/2021  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I lean toward plating as well.
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 Posted 04/15/2021  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By the looks of the fields, I would agree with a poor plating job.
Whizzing would leave a much smoother field.
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 Posted 04/15/2021  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MisterT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting observation, I didn't even consider plating. My first impression when I got it was looks pretty but off color and then when I rocked it under the light there was no cartwheel luster at all. Perhaps the coin is both whizzed and plated. For plating to bond to the coin I assume it would have had to been buffed first. Am I wrong about this?
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 Posted 04/15/2021  2:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a whizzed coin:




Your's looks too shiny, it maybe plated.
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