Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Indianhead65, Mar 21, 2023.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Oldest for me was an 1876 specimen. Close...but just close.
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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