187? Indian cent Metal Detector find

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  1. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    This an 187? I found it out metal detecting. it was in a clump of red clay.I just got it out of the olive oil.

    Can anyone make out the last digit/number?

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  3. TheNoost

    TheNoost huldufolk

    I want to say 7 for ya, but it looks like a 9 or maybe an 8. Good find.
  4. HandsomeToad

    HandsomeToad Urinist

    I'll say 1875. :thumb:

    Nice find! :D

    Ribbit :)
  5. Mark Feld

    Mark Feld Rare coin dealer

    If 1877 were a common date and not a valuable one, would you be asking if that coin could be an 1877? I bet not. Surely, even though you can't tell what date it is, you are able to see that the last numeral is not a 7.
  6. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    I think it maybe a 2 or 3 or 5 or 9?
    I wish were 1877!:thumb:
  7. SwendiCoin

    SwendiCoin Junior Member

    I don't know IHC's, but I see a date of 1893 from your pictures. I can not make out the 3rd digit as a 7.
  8. The Penny Lady®

    The Penny Lady® Coin Dealer

    My guess is 1875 or 1879. It can't be an 1877 as the N in ONE on the reverse is not weak as it should be to be an 1877.
  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    my guess:
    1,2,3,4,5,6, or 8,9, 0.

    anything but a 7.


  10. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    No chance it's an 1877 business strike because the N isn't shallow on the reverse.

    [edited to add, I see Penny Lady beat me to the punch]
  11. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    I see 1879.

    Very hard to be certain though.
  12. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    p.s. for those interested, here's a "shallow N" like the all 1877's have (and a few other years also share this die, including the 1871 pictured below):

  13. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    1873 Closed 3... Or 1878, and the 8 is very close to the "7" in the date.
    Could even be a nine, but it is not a 1877 :(
  14. mgChevelle

    mgChevelle AMERICAN

  15. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    If you have a photo processing program, you might try changing the color or even change it to black and white or sepia colored. I find that I can see things after changing it to B/W photo mode than I can with regular color.

  16. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    I think you need to say - all business strike 1877's have shallow N. I believe the proof 1877's have a bold N. Clearly this is not a proof - not even a circulated proof. :) At least from what I can see on the rims. :)

    I can't begin to guess what it is - early I thought it was a 98, but at home it almost looks like a 79.
  17. the_man12

    the_man12 Amateur Photographer

    I think it's a 3, but really no way to know in that condition...
  18. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Definately not a 7 , But as my wife always said , "It's better than sitting on a tack."
    Nice find anyways

  19. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    I will do some color soon!
  20. Mark Feld

    Mark Feld Rare coin dealer

    Based on the condition of the coin, the bottom line is that the date doesn't really matter.;)
  21. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    Mark that is the truth. but old timers love to shot sh!% about anything we find with our metal detector's
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