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Stretching an 1864 Indian HC

FrazFraz Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

This 1864 IHC has damage. But, is that the designer’s initial?
I borrowed a microscope camera. Little help. So, I channeled my inner Emerald spirit and I see a raised blob where the letter L should appear.
Compare to a 66 and an 06.
From what I offer, I doubt that we can resolve it.
(Maybe I hope that the damage is not damage)?

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @fluffy155 said:
    I'm sure an Indian Cent specialist will weigh in, but if I recall correctly you should be able to determine if it's an "L" by examining the tip of the bust. Pointed tip = L, rounded tip = no L.

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    2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1864- L Indian cents have a pointed tip on the bust
    Both of your coins appear to have the pointed bust

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From the thread title I was thinking this might be an elongated 1864 IHC! :#

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:
    From the thread title I was thinking this might be an elongated 1864 IHC! :#

    Someone stuck it in an elongator and removed it too late.

    @2windy2fish said:
    1864- L Indian cents have a pointed tip on the bust
    Both of your coins appear to have the pointed bust

    One coin—bottom pair come from PCGS.

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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Actually, the 1864 with L had a redesigned narrow bust point. It’s different than the pointed bust of 1859 & part of 1860, although it does look similar.

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

    PCGS Registry: Screaming Eagles
    Copperindian

    Retired sets: Soaring Eagles
    Copperindian

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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both the 6 & 66 appear to be “L’s”. The 6 looks like the S-1 variety. I didn’t examine the 66 for a variety a but surface look says it’s not.
    The other pics aren’t clear enough for me to make a determination.

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

    PCGS Registry: Screaming Eagles
    Copperindian

    Retired sets: Soaring Eagles
    Copperindian

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