1863 88%copper 12% nickel. Indian Head Cent

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  1. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

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  3. Double Die

    Double Die I know just enough to be dangerous

    Roll hunting, on the ground, where did you get it? Nice!
  4. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

    It was given!
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  5. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

    I have these two. They are bronze. CM181205-090428025.jpg CM181205-090447026.jpg CM181205-090622027.jpg CM181205-090644028.jpg
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  6. Double Die

    Double Die I know just enough to be dangerous

    Oh, that huge stash you were so generously given? Christmas did come early:shame:
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  7. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

    Yes it was that. Christmas did come early.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Anything from the Civil War period is great. Just think of who may have had that coin in their pocket.
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  10. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

  11. Larry Salemme

    Larry Salemme Active Member

    awesome, I love coin gift givers
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  12. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

    I like the thick, copper-nickel cents, they are cool! Nice present. :)
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  13. Mike185

    Mike185 Active Member

    So your 1863, what is that on the shield?? Can we get a closer pic?

    It’s it interesting that it’s call an INDIAN head when the obverse is actually not a Native American?

    If there a Indian head that you cannot read the date you can tell be the last feather on the head dressing about what variety it is.. if the feather is pointing between I and C, it’s 1859-1886 and pointing between C and A, 1886-1909.

    Sorry been studying red book!
  14. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Not really, and the headdress has just a little something to do with the moniker. Believe it or not identity politics wasn't the nation's primary concern for the vast majority of its existence.
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  16. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    @Shrews1994, did you know, after the War, they referred to these as "nicks?" That was to differentiate them from the bronze ones that were coming out and replacing them. You were gifted an 1863 Nick that obviously did everything it was supposed to do, it worked hard in the economy. It's time to give it a good rest, it deserves it. :)
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  17. jcm

    jcm Active Member

    It's difficult to tell from the image on the Indian Head Cent who the model for this coin was, but after digging through the archives I found a rare frontal photograph of the model.

    Read the rules !
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  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    that's OK, the animal on the Buffalo nickel isn't a buffalo.
  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Correct as there are no Buffalo in the US. They are bison.
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