1864 IH struck on silver plan.

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Azyl, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Azyl

    Azyl New Member

    What’s the value? 97AB6014-4D37-4CB3-A53A-B0FF9D0C3123.jpeg D17A29A1-BC41-4C68-A2A7-4CFC62AF803E.jpeg
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  3. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    What exactly makes you believe that it was struck on a silver planchet?

    I believe it has just suffered a lot of post-mint damage.
  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I doubt it is a silver planchet.
    The early Indian Heads and Flying Eagles were copper nickel. 88% Cu and 12% Ni.
    Accounting for a whiter colored coin.
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  5. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    That stuff forms on cupro-nickel. I a very sure that this is not silver.
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not silver. Your coin is suffering from ED or Environmental Damage. In it's condition you'll never know if it has the L or not. It's too corroded. It's worth about face value to a quarter.
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  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    ...although it would likely bring at least a buck or two on eBay.

    As for the L, only a few copper-nickel 1864-L cents are known, right? In general, only copper 1864 cents can have the L.
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  8. Azyl

    Azyl New Member

    I understand you don’t think it’s silver planchet if it was what’s value?
  9. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    It is not struck on a silver planchet. Normal coin, but severely corroded.
  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter


    In mint state (uncirculated/undamaged) these are five-figure coins. As badly damaged as your coin is, an actual silver-planchet cent would still be worth quite a bit -- but as others have said, yours isn't one.
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Lol on eBay as the sky is the limit.

    This is the 1864 Copper-Nickel with Oak Leaf and Shield reverse. Too bad is severely damaged as it's the rare type without the L. Yes a few with an L exist but we'll never know if this was one of them.
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  12. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    struck on a copper nickel planchet.
  13. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator Supporter

    Hard to tell about the L , I can't decide if it is pointed or rounded bust with the corrosion. Jim
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  14. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Not much due to the condition. It may be corroded enough to make authentication impossible to tell it wasn't created by someone now.
  15. Azyl

    Azyl New Member

  16. Azyl

    Azyl New Member

    Will send in to get looked at
  17. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

  18. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    I wouldn’t.
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  19. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    A lot of good people are trying to save you the Third party graders fees.
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  20. Azyl

    Azyl New Member

    Takes money to make money right
  21. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    It does, but free advice is even more valuable.
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