Indian Head 1 cent 1866

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mika2019, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. mika2019

    mika2019 New Member

    Hi, i have bought a 1866 indian head cent. I wonder if it is genuin because it is quite worn and used. The weigt is 3.17 to 3.18. Is it possible that it is anyway the real thing ?
    Can the weigt vary so much?

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    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019
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  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I'm not an expert, but it looks genuine to me. When posting photos, don't use thumbnails, use the full-size and crop them to just the coin. Both sides, please. Try not to post blurry photos.
    BTW, mika, Welcome to Coin Talk !! where no question goes unanswered.

    Just hang in there and other members will take a look and give their opinion.
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  5. mika2019

    mika2019 New Member

    Yes i agree that the coin looks good. But i am worried about the weight of the coin.
    Here better pictures.... Usually the coin as AU weights 3.11 and now i have used and worn coin that weights about 3.17 grams ?

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  6. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    The mint allows certain tolerances. I would think that 0.06 of a gram would be within tolerance levels.
    Let's ask others.

  7. Ericred

    Ericred Active Member

    That’s not much of a wt difference
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  8. mika2019

    mika2019 New Member

    That is the difference now. But how much has worn off ? If they say the coin weights 3.11 is there wreally a tolerance and how much is it. Just want to be sure and keep those chinese copy coines away.

    I dont know how it works in USA but here it is so that if a coin weigts 3.11 as AU it cant weight more as circulated or AU.

    Am i right or am i right :):)
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  9. Ericred

    Ericred Active Member

    You’re right
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Lools fine to me.. Circulated.
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  11. mika2019

    mika2019 New Member

    Yes looks fine but the more it circulates the heavyer it gets ;)
  12. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    How confident are you that your scale is accurate down to a hundredth of a gram?

    Coin looks genuine to me as well. Welcome to CoinTalk.
  13. mika2019

    mika2019 New Member

    Thank You for the answer. I have two scales and i reduce 0,02 always from the weight to make sure best possible result.

    How much do you think has worn of from the weight when you look at the coin. The
    other side is quite worn.

    I wonder what was this coins original weight ? Now 3.17 + 0,30 ? = 3,47 is that still
    in tolerance ?
  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes.. Within tolerance.
    Original weight is 3.11 grams.
    Are you using a gram scale?
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  15. mika2019

    mika2019 New Member

    The accurasy of my scale is 0.01. And yes it is 0,01 gr
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The coin has lost weight due to circulation. Wish I could do the same.

    Welcome to CT.
  17. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    For the 3.11g 95% copper Lincoln cents, the tolerance is +/.13g.
    Making the range 2.98-3.24. I don't know if the Indian heads had a different
    tolerance number but your coin falls into the .13 one.
    If it's slightly heavy (but still within tolerance) it could be a slightly thicker rolled planchet. Not a big deal.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019
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  18. mika2019

    mika2019 New Member

    Thank You all for these comments !
  19. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    if you can't edited it due to time interval, let me know and I will change it for you, Jim
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019
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  20. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Active Member

    Now that you brought this 1866 coin up, it really looks good compared to the one I had to settle on because of the cost. I have been looking up and down for a 1877 within my budget. Even the ugly ones cost a lot. Any suggestions where I might look for the 1877 for under a hundred?
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  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I am sure there are some damaged ones. But it's not really worth it as you won't recover your money when you want to sell, and even if it's a hole filler, it's too ugly.
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