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1864 Indian Head Penny.

Found in a box of pennies. 1864 Indian Head Penny. It weighs 2.75g. not sure if it's a copper or bronze . Look forward to your comments

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The words “copper and bronze” are usually used synonymously with respect to coins. The other option for an 1864 cent would be copper- nickel, which is a different/lighter color. Yours, therefore is a bronze/copper example.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    The words “copper and bronze” are usually used synonymously with respect to coins. The other option for an 1864 cent would be copper- nickel, which is a different/lighter color. Yours, therefore is a bronze/copper example.

    and the thickness.

    i remember when i was first getting started just how stark of a contrast some of the flying eagle/indian cents and early coppers had between their varying thicknesses. still pretty impressive really.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seeing that IHC reminded me of when I was a kid with a paper route. This was back in the early fifties. I would often get an IHC in change at that time. Not daily of course, but at least once a month I would get one. Cheers, RickO

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice PO1.
    Jim


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    PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damaged

    Pat Vetter,Mercury Dime registry set,1938 Proof set registry,Pat & BJ Coins:724-325-7211


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    2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can’t quite say definitively but that maybe an 1864-L. If the bust is indeed pointed…it is…perhaps another pic of the obverse?

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    jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2windy2fish said:
    Can’t quite say definitively but that maybe an 1864-L. If the bust is indeed pointed…it is…perhaps another pic of the obverse?

    Looks rounded to me

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    renomedphysrenomedphys Posts: 3,506 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just need to do a die-variety series of photo overlays. No problem.

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