1866 Indian Head Cent- Possible Error. Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by aiarz88, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    I just found discovered this heavily damaged indian cent. I first was semi-intrigued by what appears to be an error (or damage.. I am still learning how to tell the difference) but after examining a little more closely I found that the REVERSE appears to be rotated 180 degrees. Because I am very new to coin hunting, I retrieved the only other indian cent I have (the 1887) and compared. Let me know what you think. Also if you have any questions, ask away!

    Thank you for your help! My fingers are crossed!


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  3. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    First, Welcome to Coin Talk !! where we accept coins, and members, of all alignments.

    If your coin has a 180 degree alignment rotation, then you have a collectable coin.
    I'm not qualified to quote you a value. There will be more members joining in soon who have more experience with this condition.
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Interesting. Yes, the coin is rough- it looks just like a detector find (I've dug 1860s Indian cents myself). But that's a somewhat better date, and the die rotation is cool. Whether it's cool enough to add any premium, I don't know- I'm not the person to ask on that.

    In this case, you've got the negative of the coin's condition working against the potential positive of the die rotation error, so it's a mixed bag, and in balance, the coin still might not be worth a whole lot, but it's not worthless, either.

    Fun find, regardless.
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    PS- I'd soak it in mineral oil for a while and then work on it a bit with a soft toothbrush, to see if some of the crud will come off. A little conservation might make the coin look a bit better, though it will never be totally salvageable from being a "problem" coin.
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    PPS- did you find that coin roll hunting? If so, that there is nothing but pure win, regardless of the condition!
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Not that I'm doubting you but the best way to show the alignment of the Reverse of a coin to show that it is rotated is to hold it up to a mirror so we can see both sides at the same time.
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  8. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    Great idea! I will post a new photo asap. Thank you.
  9. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    I found in my change jar of just pocket change. :) thanks for your help/responses! Much appreciated.
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Pure epic win in that category, then!
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  11. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

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  12. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    Awesome! I just uploaded photos holding coin up to a mirror as @paddyman98 suggested so both sides could be viewed at the same time. Thanks again @paddyman98 :)
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  13. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    Thank you for your advice. :) much appreciated.
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