1877 Indian Cent

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  1. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    I've wanted one of these for over 40 years...now I have one. I always try to buy the key dates first, then the rest of the set. Screenshot_2023-03-08-18-22-13-40_480213f2f0973468929722542eb231d3.jpg
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  3. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    Glad you got one, I need one myself. I don't have anywhere close to 40 years to get one.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2023
  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Nice pick up...I had 1 sold it ..xf as it had pitting issues. And never replaced it :( the only hole in my set.
    And interresting fact there are no variety known for the date.
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  5. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    It is one of those alluring specimens that collectors just have to have. An exciting date to own -

  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Great coins guys! I always dreamed of finding one Metal Detecting but never did. Closest was my 1870!:happy:
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  7. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    I'm waiting to find an XF at the Coinstar machine at my local Walmart.
  8. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The 1877 Indian Cent was my dream coin in high school. I finally got one. It had Fine sharpness for the time, but there was a very small green spot on the reverse. Today the sharpness grade would be Choice VF. I don’t know what the minor spot would have done to the slab grade. The coin went with the set when I sold it circa 1973.

    I had a couple of other ones when I was a dealer. One was in a nice accumulation of Indian Cents I bought raw. Unfortunately I had been lightly cleaning. In those days, cleaned coins came back in “body bags” so I had to send it to ANACS to go into an old “bar soap” holder.

    I bought the second one raw from a collector. It was very nice, but it wasn’t AU-58 nice, which was what NGC graded it. Old time grading called it EF-45 because it had no luster.
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  9. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Many years ago, I went to one of those shopping mall coin shows. A guy had an 1877 Indian he had found with a metal detector. There was no question as to what it was. The trouble was it had a big gash into the coin that had probably been from being hit with a sharp object. It was such that it would not have fit in an album hole. He couldn’t get $20 for it.
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  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Oh wow! That stinks. Ehat's worse is when you ding a coin with a digging shovel. Did that with my Fugio. Good thing it was "toast" from being in the ground all those years.
  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Good things come with patience. Thanks for sharing.
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  12. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    Oldest for me was an 1876 specimen. Close...but just close.
  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Happy when anyone can get that "one" coin they long for.
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  14. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I've got all of the coins except the 1877. I got a 4 square of 1877 stamps and then I got an 1877 metal coaster. My friends were trying to help me. I did get a couple of chuckles out of them.
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  15. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter


    Unfortunately, this picture was rushed and doesn't capture it fairly. A bit outside my budget at that time, but fun to see a grand specimen nearly 150 years old.
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