1879 Indian Head Cent in Tonight's Box!

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  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Tonight I searched my 700th box of Lincoln cents (at least by the count in my notebook). At box 699 I was thinking to myself that it had been quite awhile since I had seen an IHC. Imagine my surprise when this fell out of a roll.

    I expected it to be a later date 1900-something but I was blown away when I saw what it was. 1879! At 141 years old, this is now the oldest coin I have found while searching rolls.

    Is she in great shape? No. But you gotta give it to her, she has been out working hard for 141 years. Show me a 2020 Lincoln cent after 141 years of circulation and tell me how great it will look...Oh wait, they will have all rotted into nothingness!

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  3. bditto39

    bditto39 Member

    Awesome find! Little beat up but its still an 1879 IHC! Older than any I have pulled from a roll!
     
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I just went through my records and my oldest find before this is 1885 and that was 06 November 2014.
     
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  5. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    Great feeling, isn't it? I got ahold of an 1897 barber in a coin slot reject at work. and 33 mercury dimes.

    ever get a roll that was just good find after good find?
     
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  6. lincoln

    lincoln Large Member

    Very nice.
     
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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I've never had a roll THAT good.
    My best ever box was 300+ wheats. That was pretty awesome.
    I'd probably die if I found 33 mercs.
     
  8. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    I wish I had taken more pics. My coworker took one but it was an awful photo.
    That box sounds nice. Just wish I could get ahold of some for myself.
     
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I am doing alright in getting boxes of coin. The problem I am having is dumping them. Whenever my dump bank opens back up, I'm gonna have about 10 trips with $200 in cents each time before I clear my backlog out.
     
  10. Tuco

    Tuco Active Member

    Cool find ff! Just crushed my oldest by 39 years! :D
     
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    She looks better than most Zinc Cents in circulation today. Great find!
     
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