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1863 Indian Head Struck Through Grease?

 
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 Posted 08/04/2022  02:40 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CRHunting to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey Everyone!
I have this 1863 Indian Head cent that I believe has been Struck Through Grease. the "Of" in "United States Of America" is almost completely missing but the rim and headdress seem unaffected.

Thoughts?



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 Posted 08/04/2022  02:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JTCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very possible....
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 Posted 08/04/2022  04:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 08/04/2022  04:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be grease, but could also just be any other gunk retained on the die. Or a combination.
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 Posted 08/04/2022  09:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking Greaser!
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 Posted 08/04/2022  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possible...but I'm just seeing a lot of wear and damage.

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 Posted 08/04/2022  11:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I vote for Struck Through Grease. Cool coin and amazing photography!

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 Posted 08/04/2022  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 08/05/2022  01:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CRHunting to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the input everyone! It's certainly a heavily worn coin but I'm still leaning toward struck through grease/something being the cause of the missing lettering. It's the fact the issue is so localized to one area of the coin rather than more evenly distributed that makes me think it was a die event.

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 Posted 08/05/2022  01:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldgrouchyguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Copper-Nickel FEs and IHCs are known for this problem
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 Posted 08/07/2022  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks more like circulation wear.
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