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Lot#2 Indian head cent group

I know I am posting a lot today. I promise to slow it down after this. The 1878CC morgan was Lot#1 and my main focus because it's what I paid the most for.
I bought 16 coins/tokens in this lot.
I don't know exactly what I have here and it's likely nothing but worth asking about. The 1863 cent as you can see if brighter and thicker than the others. Is it a civil war token? Doesn't look it.


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    lcutlerlcutler Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭

    Not a Civil War token, it is a regular copper nickel Indian Head cent. The brighter color appears to be from a cleaning. All of the copper nickel cents are thicker than the later cents. All Flying Eagle and Indian cents from 1859 to mid 1864 are copper nickel composition.

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    Got it thank you!

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1861 Looks like a VG10.
    1860 looks Fine details corroded.
    1863 looks XF details, cleaned, small scratch.
    1962 looks like a Good 4.
    1864 looks like XF details, corroded.
    1889 looks like Vf details, corroded, bent.

    Was it a "good buy"? That all depends on how much you paid.

    The fact that you thought the 1863 was a civil war token tells me that you are buying coins without even having a Red Book as a basic reference. You need to get a copy before you buy any more coins. The official title is "A Guide Book of United States Coins". They can be found at just about any bookstore or they can be bought online.

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    [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited February 4, 2023 2:37PM

    Sorry you read into this the way you did. I did write in my original post that there were 16 coins in this lot. The description of the lot was titled "Mix of CW tokens, Medals and copper cents".
    These were part of the group and with one of the coins being thicker than the others I didn't know why that was which is why I asked the question.
    I apologize for misleading your instincts. I did not do this intentionally. I do have a 2022 Redbook. Indian cents are not in my wheelhouse so I put the question out there for someone who may care to answer the question. Redbook does not have all the answers.
    In fact I was more interested in the 1793 medals than anything else which are exquisite and I like them very much.

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