Nice comparison! David pointed out the broken E in UNITED as an attribute not indicative of a genuine hub. There are also a lot of die lines there, in the letter S for instance.
Also, the denticles and rim are strange. The coin does not seem perfectly round, or it might be the die used. But if you let your eye follow around the rim slowly, you will see a slight variation. It had me fooled until I called David.
Oh I forgot the auction link – lets see how much it commands. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1878-1c-Indian-Head-Penny-Key-Date-/201248648399?
Collecting Flying Eagle and Indian Head pennies never made more cents!
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