What do you think of this 1871 Indian head I just bought?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by buddy16cat, Mar 19, 2023.

  1. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    (I removed your duplicate thread.)

    That doesn't look too bad for a filler coin. I'd say it grades somewhere between Poor-01 and Fair-02, so it's pretty darn slick, but at least it doesn't have any damage or corrosion or anything nasty like that. If that was all I could afford to fill that hole with, I reckon I'd have done that.
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I'd give it a gentle rub with Vaseline and a paper towel to remove some of the grime. Not a hard rub, obviously. You want to leave the color intact. Just enough to get the scuz off.


  5. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    I have acetone but I don't use it on copper. I think I will just leave it be and insert it into my Indian head book.
  6. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    Next I think I will go for 1908-S and all I will need is 1877 and 1909-S
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    The forum server is slow. If you click "post reply" while you're waiting for the first reply to post, you'll get a double. Best to just wait it out when it gets delayed like that.

    It's no big deal- happens to a lot of folks- but I have removed your duplicate posts now.
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I'm collecting "filler" Indian cents, too, as it happens. With a twist. ;)
  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    BTW, here's my 1871 filler. :)

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  10. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    I think you did well as I was just looking at 1871 cents offered on the 'bay' and many grading less than yours were priced at double what you paid.
    Perhaps when 'your ship comes in' you'll be able to upgrade!
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  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It has a sharp date, and for that reason, it grades at least Fair-2. The reverse is an AG-3.
  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I had similar thoughts about Fair-02 because of the clear date, but since I’ve seen certified PO-01 coins with clear dates, I hedged my bets there.
  13. cwart

    cwart Senior Member

    An Indian Head from the 70's is great in any grade!! Last year I started an Indian Head collection in EF-40 uncertified. The coins still look great, but they got out and circulated and did their job. I like that in a coin.
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  14. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    The coin came fast. I just bought it on Sunday and it came today. They gave me a bonus coin. It was no big deal but nice of them.
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  15. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Helpful? Click *Best Answer*! Supporter

    Yes, a little bonus coin is great - I used to do that myself when I was doing a lot of swaps and it created a lot of repeat customers. It shows you care, especially with a hand written letter included.
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  16. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I love bouses! Especially with coins. :happy:
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  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    A small bonus, no matter how modest, is the mark of a seller with some class.
  18. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    I am thinking about upgrading my 1867 and this seller has one for sale. My 1867 is not so good.
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  19. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    Is that the 1861 your are looking at? I'm kinda new at some coins. I wonder how much like that one would cost.
  20. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    I am looking at a 1867 better than the 1867 I posted. It costs $45 for a good coin.
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