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New Varieties are a Flood

I’ve added 18 new varieties, all with pictures, from David Poliquin’s site at www.indiancentvarieties.com. A special thanks to David for spreading the wealth of knowledge.

A couple of my favorites are the 1898 with die rust, the 1880 with heavy cracking and a new punch variety, several cuds and oddities. Check them out!

Plenty more where that came from, so keep checking back. We have around 30 new varieties to attribute when I get the time. Happy hunting!

  • 1864 No-L RPD-009 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1864 No-L RPD-009 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1864 No-L RPD-009

    Attributed to: Ed Nathanson

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P15

    Design: No-L
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1865 CUD-004 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1865 CUD-004 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1865 Fancy 5 CUD-001

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P19

    Design: Fancy 5
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1865 Obverse of ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1865 ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1865 Fancy 5 ODD-003

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S19
    P18

    Design: Fancy 5
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1868 Obverse of CUD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1868 CUD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1868 CUD-003

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P14

    Design: Shallow N Reverse
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1873 Obverse of ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1873 ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1873 Open 3 ODD-003

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P9

    Design: Open 3
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1875 Obverse of CUD-002 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1875 CUD-002 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1875 CUD-002

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P1

    Design: Bold N Reverse
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1880 CRK-001, PUN-011 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1880 CRK-001, PUN-011 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1880 CRK-001, PUN-011

    Attributed to: David Poliquin and Russell Doughty

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P3

    Design: Type 1 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1880 ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1880 ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1880 ODD-003

    Attributed to: David Poliquin and Russell Doughty

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P11

    Design: Bold N Reverse
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1883 CRK-001 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1883 CRK-001 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1883 CRK-001

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P18

    Design: Bold N Reverse
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1889 RPD-036 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1889 RPD-036 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1889 RPD-036

    Attributed to: Russell Doughty

    Cross-references
    S N/A

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1898 RST-001 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1898 RST-001 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1898 RST-001

    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    Attributed to: Russell Doughty

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P38

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1900 RPD-026 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1900 RPD-026 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1900 RPD-026

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P31

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1901 CRK-001 - Indian Head Penny 1901 CRK-001 - Indian Head Penny

    1901 CRK-001

    Attributed to: Russell Doughty and Ed Nathanson

    Cross-references
    S N/A

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1902 ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1902 ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1902 ODD-003

    Attributed to: Ed Nathanson and Russell Doughty

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P19

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1906 RPD-050 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1906 RPD-050 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1906 RPD-050

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P5

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1907 RPD-024 Indian Head Penny - Photo by Kurt Story 1907 RPD-024 Indian Head Penny - Photo by Kurt Story

    1907 RPD-024

    Attributed to: William Walker

    Cross-references
    S22, S48

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1908 RPD-020 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1908 RPD-020 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1908 RPD-020

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S30
    P30

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1908 RPD-021 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1908 RPD-021 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1908 RPD-021

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S31
    P31

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

By | 2017-09-10T12:45:35+00:00 May 29th, 2015|News|0 Comments

More varieties found and new pictures!

A nice trio of new die varieties have been added to the catalogue listings: a repunched date, exotic die crack, and a new retained cud.

The 1896 RPD-019 was found housed in an NGC MS64RB holder at auction (not eBay). The repunching in the top loop might actually be a die gouge or deep die line as it appears to lack curvature. The 1866 CRK-001 photographed is the second one I’ve found, the first being in a grade of G or VG. I will get some pictures up of the lower grade coin, which exhibits the die crack in the 1 very prominently. I had suspected that a higher grade example would yield more die cracks, and it turned out to be so! An example with a bisecting die crack would be a true find.

The 1862 CUD-011 features a retained cud on the obverse. Finding a retained cud on the obverse in the Indian Head Cent series is a true find because the obverse was the hammer die, and broken portions of the die quickly fell out of the press due to gravity.

Finally, two awesome varieties have had photos added. The 1883 ODD-001 has the die dot on the reverse, under the N in ONE. The 1907 MPD-011 is very neat as it clearly shows the top of a 7 in the denticles and a trace of the 0.

ENJOY!

  • 1862 CUD-011 - Indian Head Penny 1862 CUD-011 - Indian Head Penny

    1862 CUD-011

    Attributed to: Russell Doughty

    Cross-references
    S N/A

    Design: Rounded Bust
    Composition: Copper Nickel
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1866 CRK-001 - Indian Head Penny 1866 CRK-001 - Indian Head Penny

    1866 CRK-001

    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    Attributed to: David Poliquin and Russell Doughty

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P16, P17

    Design: Type 1 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1883 Obverse of ODD-001 - Indian Head Penny 1883 ODD-001 - Indian Head Penny

    1883 ODD-001

    Attributed to: Tony Acevedo

    Cross-references
    S14

    Design: Bold N Reverse
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1896 RPD-019 - Indian Head Penny 1896 RPD-019 - Indian Head Penny

    1896 RPD-019

    Attributed to: Gary Parsons

    Cross-references
    S N/A

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1907 MPD-011 - Indian Head Penny 1907 MPD-011 - Indian Head Penny

    1907 MPD-011

    Attributed to: Unknown

    Cross-references
    S30

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

By | 2017-09-10T12:45:33+00:00 May 13th, 2015|News|1 Comment

Three new die varieties

Another nice little batch of Indians were sent in for attribution. The 1874 ODD-004 features a very prominent hub-through in Liberty’s portrait. Unfortunately, the NGC slab in which it is housed is beat up pretty good, so the photos are not the best. Hub-throughs are generally not considered die varieties as they are somewhat common. For instance, hub-throughs usually appear fiber-like in the denticles or other unnoticeable areas. However, the 1874 ODD-004 shows a very tremendous hub-through which should be easy to spot in grades of Fine or better.

Two additional 1880 Broken Digit Punch varieties, 1880 PUN-009 and 1880 PUN-010, have been added. A couple of these broken punch varieties from 1880 show degradation of the same digit punch, but most of the broken digit punch varieties are distinguishable from one another. This epiphany alludes that there must have been a lot of 1880 digit punches made; far more than just 2 or 3 different digit punches were used. It makes me wonder if there was a problem with the matrix or matrices that produced the punches.

  • 1874 ODD-004 - Indian Head Penny 1874 ODD-004 - Indian Head Penny

    1874 ODD-004

    Attributed to: Jim Graham

    Cross-references
    S N/A

    Design: Type 1 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1880 PUN-009 - Indian Head Penny 1880 PUN-009 - Indian Head Penny

    1880 PUN-009

    Attributed to: Jim Graham

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P12

    Design: Type 1 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1880 PUN-010 - Indian Head Penny 1880 PUN-010 - Indian Head Penny

    1880 PUN-010

    Attributed to: Jim Graham

    Cross-references
    S N/A

    Design: Type 1 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

 

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