GTG 1899 Indian Head Cent

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dougmeister, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Post your guesses.

    Please add any justifications if you feel so led.

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  3. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

  4. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    That is a very nice IHC. MS65BN is my guess.
  5. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    Wow, MS 66 BN
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2020
  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll go with 66 and wonder if it's a proof. Pretty coin.
  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  8. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's a proof, but rather a very nice MS-66 BN. I can only see one discolored spot on the reverse on the shield and it's not very distracting. It is extremely well struck.
  9. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    Yeah, that's a proof.

    And a really nice one.

    66 BN?

    Hard to tell, but there appears to be some cameo on that. Can't tell from these pics if I'd call it CAM or not.
  10. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    ....the picture makes me wonder a bit, as I see no blemishes (I could actually see the grade being even higher). I also considered it being a proof and it might be (I went back and forth but am leaning slightly towards not a proof).
  11. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

  12. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I over thought it. Looking up examples (including those links) confirms it is a proof.
  13. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    You're right! It is a proof.

    I'll post the grade tomorrow; maybe we'll get a few more guesses.

    Edit: bigger pics added in this post obv.jpg rev.jpg
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2020
  14. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I’m at proof 65 brown. I saw that it was a proof as soon as I looked at it
  15. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    MS65.75. Really, this has a shot at MS66.
  16. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    PF66 BN . . . I'd give it the cameo designation for hard contrast between the heavy frost and apparently reflective fields.

    Is that a removed spot on the left side of the shield?
  17. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Now you tell me. :D OK, PF66. There, you satisfied? :)
  18. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    I dunno. I can't tell.

    And as far as the cameo, I've been told that it does not have the same contrast depending on the lighting and the angle.
  19. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    slab.jpg As promised...
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2020
  20. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    They’ll up it if you resubmit. I wouldn’t. That means it’s 66 by today’s standards.
  21. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Does anyone think that, if it would go 66, does it have a shot at a +? CAC?
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