Found this 4.37 gram Indian cent

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Cheech9712, May 14, 2024 at 10:03 PM.

  1. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    It has no date that I can see. Can I soak it in something. How do I get to see the date. @Insider woke me up after I read some of his reply’s. I know how to cook nickels. But don’t want to hurt any cents in anyway. By the way. It’s my only indian cent. It’s just funny that I have a fat one
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Please..... gotpics.gif
    Sounds interesting but I doubt the date is recoverable.
     
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  4. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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    . Daughter gave me the embassy Marines madalilion tokens. Thank God for the Marines. I feel safe when my daughter is near one. She loved it there. Eat your heart out @green18. I got rug’s ornament and jewelry. SWEET
     
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  5. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    The pictures look better than the coin. I need glasses
     
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Have you visited your Optometrist lately?
    I would try soaking in olive oil, lightly scraping the surface with a toothpick at an angle.
    I did this with this 2-cent piece that I unearthed.
    2CentObv-side.jpg
     
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    It's between 1859 and 1863

    The Indian Head penny was introduced in 1859 with a composition of 88 percent copper and 12 percent nickel and a diameter of 19 mm, and a weight of 4.67 grams. In 1864 the mint changed the composition to 95 percent copper and 5 percent tin with a reduced weight of 3.11 grams.
     
  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    My thoughts exactly. biggrin.gif
     
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  9. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    Well 1859 didn't have the shield on the reverse, so 1860 or later.

    But it looks bronze to me, not CuNi. Despite the alleged weight in the thread title.
     
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  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yeah, but I've seen nickels turned that color from their environment. And we don't know what the white balance is like on the photo. A discolored CuNi seems more likely than a pitted bronze that's still managed to gain weight, doesn't it?
     
  11. cwart

    cwart Senior Member Supporter

    Dare I suggest @Cheech9712 that you turn that one loose in the wild? I can't see it having much value in that shape and finding it might makesomeone interested in collecting (or more likely making a What's It Worth thread here.... I dunno).
     
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  12. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    A shot of the edge would tell us for sure, those early ones are thick.
    But I think perhaps the stated weight is incorrect.
     
  13. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    That narrows it down Thanks
     
  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Yes. But it’s the only one I have. IHC
     
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  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I will do that. But I’ll check with @Kentucky first. He always uses safe first
     
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  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I do have a scale
     
  17. cwart

    cwart Senior Member Supporter

    I think that makes it a keeper then…:D
     
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  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    You’ll be the first to know if I find a date
     
  19. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    First thing is always water. Start out with hot and let it sit a couple of days, then use a toothbrush and see what it looks like.
     
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