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I’m starting to catch the Indian head cent bug!

KAJ1KAJ1 Posts: 768 ✭✭✭
edited January 2, 2023 10:23PM in U.S. Coin Forum



Post some Indian heads!

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  • I don't want to be the reason your thread dies (if it does) but there's already a thread for this...
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1085204/indian-head-cent-official-thread
    Nice coin regardless!

    Young Numismatist

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2, 2023 10:40PM

    Welcome! After having put together some nice Type Sets, and then about a half dozen or so regular sets, I decided to put together an Indian Head Cent set. This set has given me more fun and pleasure than anything else in 50+ years of collecting!

    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/half-cents/indian-cents-major-sets/indian-cents-basic-set-circulation-strikes-1859-1909/publishedset/266583

    Happy Hunting!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,810 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice one!

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice IHC. I built 2 sets of them and loved every minute of the time spent. Get Richard Snow's books on Attributing them and you will enjoy and learn even more. Congrats.
    Jim


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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KAJ1 said:

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    there is something about nice CN indian cents! nice example KAJ.

    with all that woodgrain on the rev, i sure woulda liked a lil more on the obv cheek/head as it would have made a fantastic warpaint native cent!

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  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have several of them as type, along with a nearly completed Dansco album of VF and up pieces. Always liked this series, it was the one to start after you got stuck on your 1909-1940 Lincoln album.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome! It's the second set I ever attempted and came one coin short of completion... the 1877. I still have a fondness for the issue and will likely have one on my Box of 20 at some point. Nice addition!

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

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  • AndyKAndyK Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    I just caught the indian head bug too. Have a feeling this could get expensive. Getting my 1859 PF delivered tomorrow.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AndyK said:
    I just caught the indian head bug too. Have a feeling this could get expensive. Getting my 1859 PF delivered tomorrow.

    Make certain you post images when it arrives!

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  • AndyKAndyK Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    I went with both ends of the spectrum first and last years :)

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AndyK - Grades? To me, these look REAL nice! Are there TrueViews?

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonderful coin.

  • AndyKAndyK Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    @OldIndianNutKase - those are some beautiful coins. I'm amazed at how the toning can enhance the coin. I clearly have a lot to learn :blush:

  • AndyKAndyK Posts: 58 ✭✭✭


  • AndyKAndyK Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    @winesteven - here's the full photos in the slab. I feel like I have a huge advantage with Indian cents as I live about a mile away from Rick Snow's shop! I'll be paying him a visit very soon. I know I can't get an eagle eye sticker on an ANACS graded coin but I'd still love his opinion (and yours as well). I feel like I'm in the "I know just enough to be dangerous to myself" category but I'm just getting what I think I'll enjoy or what I like at this point. I guess that's what collecting is all about...

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2023 11:26PM

    @AndyK , It’s tough to say. If the ‘09 doesn’t sticker, I believe it’s because of the cheek scratch and the carbon on the neck. BOTH are in very visible areas of the coin. As you note, ANACS graded coins won’t Photo Seal, but as he gives his opinion on that coin, once again the scratch on the cheek is in the most visible area - the eye gets drawn to it.

    Both coins have several positive things going for them, such as great strikes, and color. They are indeed lovely coins! However, as I occasionally write in the forum, when it comes to CAC and Photo Seal stickers, it’s like that young reporter interviewing Mrs. Lincoln when he asked, “So, other than the assassination, how was the play?”

    Separately, as us old-timers used to say, living that close to Rick Snow - “you’re a lucky duck!” Learn whatever he’s willing to teach you, but first buy FROM HIM (and read) his Whitman/Bowers book. Then do as I did when I met Rick in person five years ago - ask him to write a personalized inscription in his book for you, and have Kenny (or someone else) take a photo of you with Rick, with you holding his book!

    Enjoy, and happy hunting!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2023 11:42PM

    If you think you have the bug now… just wait until you start on varieties!

    IHCs are a goldmine for variety collectors like few other series.

    "You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great series and new pick ups!

  • ChevyroseChevyrose Posts: 225 ✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2023 8:41AM


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    First Indian for my set

    See you guys in 20 years

  • GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,854 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe this great image of proof IHC's came form wingedliberty.


  • AndyKAndyK Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    @Chevyrose -that's one heck of a first penny for the set :) Congratulations.

  • AndyKAndyK Posts: 58 ✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2023 4:18PM


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    @winesteven - Good advice. I even found amazing 1906 PF with amazing toning. Had a really great visit with Rick (who I met before but had no idea WHO he really was). Also got a great 1906 PF with fantastic toning - (updated trueview photo)

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AndyK That's awesome! B)

  • ponderitponderit Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have a very nice IHC there,,, Keep it rolling!


    This is a bit rough looking but it's a charm in hand. The clashing is over the top, Bought here on the BST many years ago

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  • AndyKAndyK Posts: 58 ✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2023 11:54PM


    One more I picked up from our local coin show this weekend.

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