1888/7 Indian Head Penny

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by frans ferdinand, Dec 5, 2018.


Is it a real 1888/7?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
  3. Not sure

    6 vote(s)
  1. Hello fellow coin lovers. Looks like i may have found a major overdate! Please take a look at the pictures and feel free to discuss/ vote... 20181205_001839.jpg 20181205_001927.jpg 20181205_002946.jpg 20181205_001839.jpg 20181205_001927.jpg 20181205_002946.jpg 20181205_002036.jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I'm going to say.. Not Sure
    The little nub looks thinner than it should look.. if that is even a nub. Too much going on around the other digits that makes me think its crud or even some planchet flaws. That's MHO.
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    What the Paddyman said. Good pix, but I can't tell. I don't know.
  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yes, and a toothpick, bamboo skewer, or hardened thorn off a rosebush or tree can be used in the crevices to help work out some of that crud. (In other words, something wooden that's hard enough to use as a pointy tool, but not hard enough to scratch the coin unless you go crazy with it.)

    It's a decent looking coin, micro-crud and all.
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  7. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I would say, sorry, but the positioning of the date is not correct. It's position relative to the denticles and Liberty's bust is too far west. The date on the 8/7 is a bit further to the east.
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  8. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Do guys raise roses just to get the thorns, or what? That's so "Morticia Addams".
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Dunno about the rose thorns, but I wish my bamboo skewers were sizzling over a grill with steak, onions, and shrimp on them, instead of in my coin doctor kit.
  10. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I think CBD posted one of those here. Look for that photo/ thread and compare.
    I'm not seeing enough of a digit behind the 8, but who knows.
  11. justafarmer

    justafarmer Senior Member

    I say no - position of date is not correct.

    1888_7 Indianhead.JPG
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