Indian Cents from "My Father's Collection"

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by rosethe, May 26, 2020.

  1. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    Any estimates on grades and value?
    Sorry about the photography.

    1859 IndianObv.jpg 1859IndianRev.jpg 1862 IndianObv.jpg 1862 IndianRev.jpg 1882IndianObv.jpg 1882IndianRev.jpg
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Something doesn't look right about the rims. Almost like come casting slag left intact
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  5. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    Yeah right? They aren't very symmetrical around the edges.
  6. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    If these aren't proofs, then perhaps you have some very high grade coins struck off center, although i'm no expert on errors
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  7. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Too out-of-focus for me to tell, but they do appear to be higher grade specimens. I'm NO on them being proofs, but I'm not the IHC guru by any stretch. Rims and the irregularities seem out-of-place for them to be proofs I think. With better photos, folks should be able to give you a grade for each.
  8. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    I will give it another photo try in the daylight tomorrow. Thanks!
  9. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  10. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Please do
  11. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  12. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Yep. These are (photos not clear) real nice coins. But they do look off. God help us. Let them be real
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    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  14. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    The lighting is not all that bad. If you can get the images in focus, folks can be of more help. You might try moving the camera away from the coin a bit. That might help with the focus.
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  15. White Ger. Shep. Lover

    White Ger. Shep. Lover Well-Known Member

    Need better pics. From what I can see, it looks like they've been cleaned. Still nice coins though.
  16. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    I think the 1862 may be counterfeit, image is too out of focus to tell so I am probably/may be wrong.
  17. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I've found that moving the camera away and cropping is always better than getting in close and being blurry.
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  18. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    NEW PHOTOGRAPHS! Thank you HotWheel for the photography tip. I've got cataracts (and I'm not even 60 years old) that I'm dealing with so blurry, double-vision is a fact of life for me until we exit this COVID-19 thing.

    Another question about cleaned or damaged coins.
    I already have slabbed by PCGS
    1909-S VDB Genuine ...92
    1909-S VDB Genuine ....98

    1955 Genuine DDO....92
    (the other two 55s came back AU50 and MS63 BN)

    1903 St. Gaudens Genuine...92


    Are there people wanting to buy cleaned coins or are they pariah to collectors?

    So far nothing from his collection has been proven counterfeit or body bagged.

    This potentially is heartbreaking if the Flying Eagles and Indians are cleaned, not to mention the expense.

    1859IndianObv2.jpg 1859IndianRev2.jpg 1862IndianObv2.jpg 1862IndianRev2.jpg 1882IndianObv2.jpg 1882IndianRev2.jpg
  19. non_cents

    non_cents The Frisco Kid

    The 1862 is gorgeous.
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  20. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Nice looking coins!! My guesses are:

    1859 AU58 at around $250
    1862 PR65 at around $2000
    1882 AU50 details at around $40

    As I noted, not an IHC guru but using Photograde and Ebay Coins completed sales, this is what I found. Wait for the others to chime in.
  21. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Those are much better pictures!

    They all look genuine to me. What I thought were some casting flanges turned out to be rim damage in the 1882, which is a shame.

    A agree that the 1862 is a proof, and a lovely one at that.
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