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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!

By |2017-09-10T12:45:35-07:00May 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.


By |2017-12-29T12:24:25-08:00May 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.


By |2018-01-03T13:28:43-08:00May 8th, 2015|News|2 Comments


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