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RussRuss
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Yeah, I agree. I think someone was practicing on a counterfeit. The devices are shallow – the coin just doesn’t appear to be struck by a genuine die. The cheek doesn’t have a mark on it – if it were real, someone wouldn’t have needed to improve the coin by tooling.

Here is an 1875 that I found for sale on the bay many months ago, compared with a genuine cent. Devices such as the hair-curls and feathers should be raised, not incuse!

1875 Tooled Indian Head Cent

1875 Tooled Indian Head Penny


Collecting Flying Eagle and Indian Head pennies never made more cents!

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