1895 gold penny

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Leggs, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Leggs

    Leggs Junior Member

    Is this Penny made out of gold? Is it referred to as a penny or is it called something else? Do alot of people collect these?
    Thanks for any info.

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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    not gold, copper.

    probably plated.

    little value.
  4. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    Correctly speaking it's a "cent" (look at the back), not a "penny".
    But "penny" is the term commonly in use.
  5. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    I like it!! Sometimes the uniqueness of the item out ways the value!!
  6. swish513

    swish513 Penny & Cent Collector

    no, it is 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc

    it is technically a cent, an indian head cent to be exact, but is commonly referred to as a penny

  7. krispy

    krispy krispy

  8. davemac

    davemac dave

  9. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    gold coin.....Almost
  10. majorbigtime

    majorbigtime New Member

    Spot on--those that don't use "cents" make no sense.
  11. krispy

    krispy krispy

    'common sense is not so common'
  12. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Supporter! Supporter

    What you have there appears to be a normal Indian Head Cent that was plated with gold. The 1895 is a common date and without the plating it would probably be worth a few dollars. With the plating, the coin is considered "damaged" by traditional coin collectors and worth less (but not worthless ;)). The Indian Head Cent is highly collected but plated examples really aren't. I suspect this coin is worth $1 at the most. But, it is interesting and cool...so that alone makes it a fun coin to own.

    To me fellow CTers: It's amazing to me that more posts in this thread are about the cents vs. penny discussion and not about the actual question. People call cents "pennys," it's a common nickname in this country. Why can't you guys get over, and stop being snobs. This a great way to chase away new members from our community. Whenever I see this brought up in a thread by a new member...it always really irritates me and it happens way too often.
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