I’m not a fantastic grader by any means, I just know a nice coin when I see it. I’d put it at XF45. Very little wear; ribbon and hair are fully separated. If the dings were not on the cheek, it’d look more like an AU50. And 1895 seems to have quite a few heavily deteriorated dies, which could lend to your theory on variances in furnace-heat.
Collecting Flying Eagle and Indian Head pennies never made more cents!
- This reply was modified 3 years ago by Russ.