1897 Indian Head Double Strike 30% Offcenter

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Eric the Red, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Eric the Red

    Eric the Red Supporter! Supporter

    Hello Everyone I recently added this coin to my collection. It looks legitimate, but as always I like to get second opinions. Below is the description that was given by the vendor.

    1897 Indian Head is AU and 30% double-struck upon ejection from the hub. Very rare and one-of-a-kind unique Mint error coin. These are usually difficult to find, especially in such good shape. The edge damage and reverse damage is a direct result of the coin being hammered by the hub/die. A lot of times these will be completely be clipped off in the process.

    So whats the verdict? Authentic?

    Thanks in advance for all comments.
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  3. Eric the Red

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  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Looks like damage to me.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    With it’s 30% second strike I should be seeing some of the strike. All I see is a ring from what is being called the rim of the second strike. I can see no signs of the coins design from the second strike.

    I’m not an expert by any means but I would be questioning this coin. I’m not convinced that this is a second strike on the coin.
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  7. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    I agree with @Collecting Nut on this one. I see the rim but not really any of the design. @paddyman98 could probably give you a good opinion.
  8. affordablecc

    affordablecc New Member

    Unfortunately this is not a double strike. If it were it would have the design from the second strike. I hope you didn’t pay to much for it and if you bought from a dealer see if they will take it back. Sincerely, Noal
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Interesting. I'm undecided on whether that's a vise job or a legit double strike. Out of my depth there.
  10. coloradobryan

    coloradobryan Well-Known Member

    Im with the other posters. Not an error. Does not show any design from a second strike.
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Not a double strike.
    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged
  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Wow, very interesting ! I'm calling on a the Specialists ( Edwin)or Expert ( Fred Weinburg) for this one . :nailbiting:
  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Considering that the reverse shows no sign of the design, I doubt the authenticity
  14. mikediamond

    mikediamond Coin Collector

    Definitely a "squeeze job" (vise job, hammer job, garage job, smash job, etc.).
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