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Indian Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1859-1909): S.U.V.


Current Statistics
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 59.049
Complete 95.31%
Set Rating 54.283
%RD 14.75%
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About this set: Many Thanks To The Fly-In Club Website and all the members Rick Snow of Eagle Eye Rare Coins Anthony Bohle Of Fly-IN For All His Help Bozarthnumismatics.com Charmy Harker of Thepennylady.com For Making This Set Possible.

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3739018591CMS6224Snow 2 Eagle EYE Photo Seal 1859/185/185 (s)Bold Repunching on the date
205818601CMS64426219Prooflike Eagle Eye Photo Sealed
20561860 Pointed Bust1CMS6410841Eagle Eye Photo Seal, Copper-gold, salmon, and lavender shadings mingle on this near-Gem from the first year of the Oak Wreath design.
206118611CMS64414273Eagle Eye Photo Seal
206418621CMS63531937Eagle Eye Photo Seal Snow 3B plate coin Discovery Piece
41274818631CMS6420Eagle Eye photo Seal Snow 2 1863, 863/863 (sw). Obv. 4: (RH) Moderate repunching mostly visible inside the upper loop of the 8 and the the lower loop of the 3. Die stage B: Rim cud from 2:30 to 5:30. Rev. D: Die crack from 7:00 into wreath. Attributed to: Larry Steve The repunching on this variety is quite wide, which makes it desirable in collectors eyes. The reverse is rotated 15 deg. clockwise on some, possibly all examples.
4087601864 Copper-Nickel1CMS65211864 1C Copper-Nickel MS65 PCGS. Snow 5 Eagle Eye Photo Seal Plate Coin Impressively lustrous and strongly struck for this final copper-nickel cent issue. Salmon surfaces are bright with occasional mint-green accents. This is the finnest known reported for this varitie to date.Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:19 pm Post subject: Reply with quote -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That will be the new plate coin, since I needed a color image. Thanks Scott. _________________ Rick Snow Fly-In Club Attributer
20771864 Bronze1CMS65RB206251864 No L Snow-11 MS-65RB PCGS- CAC-75% RED. Fully struck with very few marks. This variety shows concentric lathe lines across the face. Although there is a spot on the reverse, it is still a very attractive coin. It is in an old green-label holder from over 15 years ago. S11 1864 No L, Lathe lines. Obv. 21: (C) Concentric circular die lines cover most of the portrait with the focus at the center of the die. Die stage A: Die striations fron 11:30 to 5:30. Dies stage B: The lathe lines are less pronounced. Rev. AT: Olive leaf and shield points well away from the denticles. This could have been an old die which was reengraved for some reason. It may have been expedient to reengrave the design directly into this working die to bring out the design. Any lines cut into the die would be very difficult to smooth out, so they were left in.
374181864 L on Ribbon1CMS64RB10Snow Book Plate Coin 1864 L Snow 10 S-10a 1864-L, 86/86 (s). Obv. 13: (RE) Date close to bust point. Thin denticles from 9:00 to 10:00. Repunching visible inside the lower loops of 86. Die stage A: Die striations 11:00 to 5:00. Light die clashes. No die cracks. Rev. AP: Olive leaf and shield points away from denticles. Die stage B:Die crack from denticles to wreath at 8:30 and 2:00.
20831865 Fancy 51CMS64RB26787Eagle Eye Photo Sealed
374391865 Plain 51CMS64RB40Eagle Eye Photo Seal 40% RED. Fully struck with very few marks. This is a very bold and popular repunched date. The is actually an 8 between the 8 & 6!
3744718661CMS64BN20Eagle Eye Photo Seal Very Nice Strike with a Nice Repunch
208918671CMS64RB28154S2 1867, 18/18 (s) 7/7 (n). Obv. 3: (C) Wide repunching visible below the flag of the 1. shallow repunching visible inside the top loop of the 8. Less dramatic repunching visible above the 7. Light diagonal die line under eye. Die stage B: A rim cud forms from 11:00 to 11:30. Die stage C: Another rim cud forms from 2:00 to 2:30. Rev. D: Heavy die line between the C in CENT and the wreath. Die satge B: Die cracks from the rim to wreath at 2:30, 9;30 & 4:30. The die is slightly buckled. Attributed to: Larry Steve A scarce but rather minor variety. This variety is not listed as a large 7 over small 7 because the first digit punched was deformed by the second, bolder punching {64RD, 62RB, 55, 55}
920891867/671CMS63RB924Eagle Eye Photo Seal Snow 1a 1867, 67/67 (n), reverse die crack from arrow nock. This is one of the top repunched dates in the Indian Cents series. In addition to being a bold “naked eye” variety, it is very scarce within this semi-key date year. It garners a significant premium in all grades. It is virtually unknown in full red color. Planchets used for this variety typically exhibit a streaky woodgrain toning. This woodgrain look, while not unappealing, condems the coin from the outset as never being able to be graded as a full red. The variety was first reported by Q. David Bowers in his Empire Topics (no. 5) in 1959. Initially it was believed that the repunching was done with two different digit punches - a large date over small date. However after careful study by Fly-In Club co-founder, Larry Steve and others, it was decided that the initial punching was squeezed to appear smaller by the second, stronger impression. It was also observed that the initial punching was highly skewed in relation to the plane of the die face, which is why there is not repunching visible under the 18. {65RD, 65RB, 65RB, 65RB, 65RB, 64RD}
3746918681CMS64RB10S5 Doubled die obverse, 2-O-V, 1868, 8/8 (n), Digit in denticles. Obv. 7: (RE) Doubling most visible on the BERTY of LIBERTY. Minor repunched date visible in the top loop of the 8. MPD: Digit 6 in denticles below the 6 in the date. Rev. G: Die stage B: Die crack from rim at 10:30 though wreath at 8:00. Die crack from rim at 2:30 through wreath to rim at 5:00. Die crack from arrow tips through wreath at 7:00. Die stage C: Retained die cud along rim from 2:30 to 5:00. This is a very interesting variety in that it has three types of varieties on one die. It seems to be quite scarce, but this may be because all the die anomalies are minor
209518691CMS64RB23910830% RED. Full strike with outstanding surfaces. Flawless surfaces - it should be a 65RB. Old green-label holder from over 15 years ago.
40801718701CMS63BN21Eagle Eye Photo Seal Pick-Axe variety. Shallow N reverse. The reverse is rotated 45 deg as shown. The coin is much nicer than the grade implies - maybe they downgraded it because of the Pick-Axe! Rick Snow
210118711CMS64RB19258Eagle Eye Photo Seal Snow 1b 1871, 1871/1871 (s) on digit punch, Bar Lip. Obv. 4: (LH) Date high. Die scratch through the upper lip. Rev. T3-C: Shield and olive away from denticles. Die cracks from the rim at 2:00 to the wreath. Die crack from the rim at 12;30 to the shield. Attributed to: Chris Pilliod S1b is possibly the die pair worth the highest premium, due to the Bar Lip which is a die scratch on the upper lip. Cartwright-25. {65RB, 63RB, 58,50,45}
40454718721CMS64RB53Eagle Eye Photo Seal 1872 Shallow N PCGS MS 64RB 25% RED. Fully struck with very few marks. The planchet has uneven alloys so there are brighter areas (more alloy). Ex: Larry Steve collection.
21061873 Open 31CMS64BN269Hat Tip Rick Snow Eagle Eye Rare Coin-attribution guide Snow 9 1873 Open 3, Spiked Eye. Obv. 9: (B) Die file marks through the base of the eye, between the ear and hair curl as well as on the neck. There is a triangular die chip on the jaw. Rev. T3-M: Right shield point connected to the denticles. Left shield point and olive leaf away. Die crack from the denticles at 6:00 into the wreath to the right exiting above the top arrow head to the denticles at 4:00. Attributed to: Lee Bellisario Large die file marks in prominent places are interesting to collectors. {65BN}
375011873 Closed 31CMS64BN10Snow 2 Violet and brown gold tones with the double liberty Die crack at 7 oclock on the reverse
375041873 Doubled LIBERTY1CVG8BN2141873 Doubled Die Obverse Indian Head Cent graded VG-08 by PCGS. LIBERTY is too worn for 1873 Double LIBERTY an identification so other die identifiers were used to positively identify this variety. Identifiers include an open top on the letter 'D' in UNITED and strong doubling on the letter 'E' in STATES. There is also some doubling visible under the Indian's nose. Popular and rare variety! Scuff marks in the photo are on the plastic holder. 1873 Double LIBERTY
211918741CMS64RB266103Eagle EYE Photo Seal
212218751CMS65RB916EX:Bryan Wagner Rare Coins 1875 Snow 15 Die lines below jaw and ear. Obv. 17: (C) Heavy parallel die file marks from 11:30 to 5:30 visible mostly below the ear and cheek. Also visible in front of the forehead, eye and ribbon. Die crack from the rim at 7:00 to the base of all the digits in the date. Rev. T3-R: Olive leaf and right shield point connected to the denticles. Left shield point away. Attributed to: Rick Snow This is similar to S6, but the die lines cover a larger area, and are at a different angle. Ordinary die striations are usually not collectable, but in cases such as this die, where the lines are deep and very obvious, the collector appeal increases.
212518761CMS64RB22380Interesting Letters Apear to be punched into the portrait An "A" & "L" show as a die chip? A fun little Indian very Unigue!
213118781CMS64RB22996Eagle Eye Photo Seal
213418791CMS64RB28186Eagle EYE Photo Seal Snow 2 Repunched Date s2 1879, 1/1 (s) 79/79 (s) a scarce and dramatic repunch date
213818801CMS64RD6563Gary Watts Discovery & Plate Coin Rick Snows Attribution guide 2012 Eagle Eye Photo Seal Rick Snow Indiancent.com S10 1880, 8/8 (nw). Obv. 14: (C) Bold repunching visible in the lower loop of the second 8. The die shows extreme die abrasions creating outlines on all the design elements and letters. The date area shows no sign of this abrasion. Rev. M: Shield points and olive leaf just away from the denticles. Extreme die abrasion on the field areas only. Die crack from the rim at 9:00 through the left wreath to the tip. Die crack from the rim at 11:30 through the shield and the right wreath to the lowest arrowhead. Attributed to: Gary Watts Both dies show very unusual die abrasion. {64RD}
3752118831CMS64RD12Snow 8 1883, 83 in denticles. Obv. 13: (RH) A 3 digit is punched prominently into the field above denticles and below 8 & 3 in date (spaced between the digits.) An extra 8, possibly two of them, are also in the denticles below the 88 in date, but not as dramatic. Die State A: Die striations from 12:30 to 6:30. Rev. M: Right shield point connected to the denticles. Left shield point and olive leaf away from denticles. Die state A: Die striations 11:00 to 5:00. Attributed to: Chris Pilliod This is a very bold misplaced digit. This variety is found in numerous die states so I would expect numerous example to be available. In fact this variety is quite scarce. The coin shown is die state A.
214918841CMS65RB7341884 Snow-2 MS-65RB PCGS (PS) 99% RED. Here is a blazing gem with outstanding color and great eye appeal. This is the discovery coin of the Snow-2 which has a rusted die reverse. This is the only example yet seen.
21551886 Variety 11CMS64RB14243 Eagle Eye Snow 4 Photo Seal 95% RED. Fully struck with outstanding eye appeal. it is essentially full red and has very few marks. There are a few mint-caused debris strike-throughs which might have kept the grade away from gem. Neat variety with a small 6 over a large 6.
921551886 Variety 21CMS64RB12224This is a scarce issue, although a few hoards have surfaced over the years. A significant original roll was sold in Auction ‘80 for $40,000. These were all a slightly late die state with wavy fields which gives the coins a look like melted butterscotch. Sharp early die state pieces are harder to find, The premiums for the 1886 Type 2 over the Type 1 have fluctuated over the years. When a space was added to the popular coin albums in the 1980’s its popularity took off. In the late 1980’s when certified holders became the collectors choice, interest waned as the difference was not initially noted on the holders. In 1990 interest picked back up when it started to be noted on certified holders. It is typically labeld on certified holders as Variety 2. When we see variety we think of a die variety. Strictly speaking, the design change is a different type, not a different variety, In the early 2000’s with the development registry set collecting, the 1886 Type 2 was demoted to the variety set and not included in the regular date listing. This hurt its demand somewhat in the highest grades since it was now deemed not essential to competing with other registry sets. The most interesting variety is certainly the Large 6 over Small 6, S1, which can be collected in both Proof and MS format
215818871CMS63RB114225Eagle Eye Photo Seal Die crack Above The 1
3753818881CMS64RB10Eagle Eye Photo Seal Snow 31 Multi-Punched Date, FS-304 (FS-010.74) S31 1888, Digit in hair curl. Obv. 33: (RE) The base of an 8 is visible between the right and left lower hair curl. Heavy die crack from the denticles at 6:30 to the base of the 188. Rev. AA: Shield points and olive leaf connected to the denticles.A die crack follows the center of the left wreath from 7:30 to 9:00. Attributed to: Marvin Erickson There are numerous varieties of this date with similar misplaced digits. Very similar to S29 and S30, check date position.
21691888/71CG6BN722Hat Tip Rick Snow Snow 1 1 1888, 1888/7. Obv. 1 (C) A small portion of the 7 is visible under the left half of the last 8, inside the upper loop and protruding out of the upper left edge of the top loop. Die stage A: No cud at 9:00. Die stage B: A large rim cud into the denticles at 9:00 above TED in UNITED. Usually weakly struck on the first 3 feather tips and the eighth feather. Rev A: Olive leaf and shield points connected to denticles. No die cracks. Attributed to: James F. Ruddy This is the top variety of the Indian Cent series. It was discovered by Jim Ruddy in 1970, just prior to reentering a partnership with Q. David Bowers, forming Bowers & Ruddy Galleries. Two examples where located together in a cabinet drawer of a non-collector in Virginia. Initially, the news of the new overdate was kept private by Mr. Ruddy while additional pieces could be found and the rarity ascertained. After extensive publicity in Coin World and Numismatic News, only 1 additional example showed up and it was only a well worn Good example. The initial pair of discovery coins where described as Beautiful Uncirculated and offered for $9,500 in 1971 by Bowers & Ruddy Galleries or $4,950 each. One sold to Robert Marks and the other to dealer Julian Leidman. Over the years a few more low grade pieces came on the market. The announcement of a previously unknown example usually was an event to be noticed, at least by Indian Cent collectors.
3755018891CMS64RB20Snow 1 S1 1889, Doubled die reverse, 1-R-IV. Obv. 2: (RH) Die scratch from rim above A through the C in AMERICA. S1 1889, Doubled die reverse. Rev. B: Major doubling (ne) visible on the edge of the shield. 4 vertical lines per stripe. Doubling visible on right wreath, and upper left wreath. This is a very bold doubled die, and should receive Attributed to: Kevin Flynn much interest from collectors. However, reverse varieties tend to get overlooked. This may make it easier to find unattributed. Hill-24.
3755618901CMS64RB30CAC Approved 1890 Snow -6 PCGS MS64 RB Indian Cent. See the pics. CAC Stickered. The top of a 9 is visible in the denticles below the 9 in date. This coin is tied for the finest known for the variety, per Rick Snow's "The Flying Eagle & Indian Cent Attribution Guide, 2nd Edition, Volume 4, 1890 - 1909".
3756418911CMS63BN2210% RED. This is one of the top varieties of the later dates. The doubled die is very bold on the ERTY and OF. This is currently #5 in the condition census.
218218921CMS63RB128227Eagle Eye Photo Seal
3757718931CMS64RB20Eagle Eye Photo Seal
3757918941CMS64BN60Eagle EYE Photo Seal 1894 FS-302 (FS-011.2) S-2 PCGS 64 BN Misplaced Date PCGS has certified a mere six coins at this level as FS-302 with none finer. S2 94 in denticles. Obv. 4: (RE) Extra 94 in denticles below the 94 in the date. Digits extend well into the field. Two die scratches from the TE of states to the head. Rev. D: This is a very tough variety. The boldness of the digits should make this easily found, yet few have. Hill-11.
375821894/1894 Doubled Date1CMS63BN101894 1C Doubled Date MS64 Red and Brown ANACS. FS-301, Snow-1. Crossed to MS63BN PCGS A dramatic doubled date with the 9 and 4 widely repunched. This sharply defined specimen has considerable faded orange luster with hints of light blue on the high points
3758718951CMS64RD10 Eagle Eye Photo Seal Snow 1 Repunched date.RPD FS-301 A Very Dramatic Repunched Date. Breen-2027b - Hill 22
3759218961CMS64RB10Eagle Eye Photo Seal 1896 Snow-1 6/6 Indian cent, PCGS MS-64 RB. This is a fully lustrous and very attractive coin for the 64 grade level, whose color is predominantly brick red. The 6 is strongly re-punched, with the original image well east of the final digit. S1 1896, 6/6 (e). Obv. 5: (C) Wide, bold repunching visible at the top of the 6. Rev. E: Shield points and olive leaf connected to the denticles. A full clashed outline of the obverse portrait is visible on some examples. The wide repunching is very interesting. This is a very popular variety.
3759518971CMS65RB10Snow 8 S8 1897, 9/9 (s). Obv. 10: (LE) Wide repunching visible at the base of the 9. Looks like a fish hook. A die chip in the lower loop of the 8 looks like additional repunching. Rev. J: Olive leaf and shield points just connected to the denticles. This is very wide repunched date. Unfortunately, only the 9 shows repunching. Hill-23. {64BN, 63RB, 63BN} S9
375981897 1 in Neck1CMS64RB51Hat Tip Rick Snow Eagle Eye S1 1897, 1 in the neck. Obv. 3: (LE) The base of the 1 digit is boldly punched into the neck above the first pearl. Die file marks by the first feather to the ES in STATES. Another die line from the neck towards the I in UNITED. Die stage A: No die cracks. Late die state: Rim cuds below the date. Rev. C: Olive leaf connected to the denticles. Shield points well away from the denticles. Attributed to: Jack Beymer All examples seen to date have weakness on the first three feather tips. It seems to be due to debris filled dies, not weakness of strike. Whether this exists on all examples, it is unknown. The base of the 1 sticking out of the neck is very bold. This is a vary easy to see variety and, as such, it is one of the top varieties of the Indian cent series. Interest multiplied in 2002 when PCGS started labeling this variety on their holders as a regular date in the series. With the low reported population, it gained intense interest among regular date set collectors as one of the important dates to include in a regular set, a status only the 1867 S1, 1869 S3, 1873 Close 3 S1 and 1894 S1 share. PCGS has since deleted it from their population reports but still labels the variety. Interest has not diminished. It was assumed early on that this variety would be found in high grades due to the general availability of this date. It is very surprising that only a few MS examples have come to light and none in gem full red condition. Hill-22.
3760418981CMS65RB20Snow 5 1898, 2nd. 8/8 (sw), 9 in denticles. Obv. 15: (C) Slight repunching in the lower loop of the first 8. The top of a 9 is visible in the denticles below and slightly west of the 9 in the date. Some die chipping in the lower loop of the last 8. Rev. P: Shield points and olive leaf just away from denticles. Attributed to: Don Curry This is the most prominent misplaced digit for the year. It should be worthy of a significant premium. There seems to be many high grade examples around. This variety was initially listed as S13, but due to it being mislabeled in the Cherrypicker’s Guide 5th edition as FS-401, this began to be labeled by PCGS as S5. To eliminate confusion it was changed here to make both correct.
220318991CMS64RB608132Snow 34 Discovery Coin OBV36 Moderate repunch at the base of the 1 and under the flag of the 1
220619001CMS64RB33788Eagle eye Photo Sealed S-25
221019011CMS64RD352261CAC Snow 24 "Whiskers" Variety Discovery Coin Snow Book Plate Coin
41277419021CMS64RB20Eagle Eye PS Photo Seal One of the best varieties of the 1900's. The die gouge by Lady Liberty's eye is quite dramatic
221519031CMS64RB58694Eagle Eye Photo Seal Secure Plus Cac Certified Brilliant Red Brown To Red
221819041CMS65RB8221904 PCGS MS65 Red & Brown Indian Cent - Eagle Eye Photo Seal
222219051CMS65RD16550 S7 1905, 5/5 (n). Obv 8: (RH) Strong repunching visible above the entire flag of the 5. Rev. H: Attributed to: Don Curry Bold repunching that should be easy to see. This seems to be quite scarce. {65RB} Bryan Said "WOW" So I left it on the sticker
222519061CMS64RD339209Eagle Eye Photo Seal
41280319071CMS64RD10Eagle Eye Photo Seal - CAC Snow 2 S2 1907, 90/90/0 (n). Obv. 3: (B) Strong repunching visible inside the lower loops of the 90. Rev. C: Shield points and olive leaf away from the denticles. The wide repunching is very obvious. Although scarce, the fact that it is easily seen makes it show up more often in collections.
223119081CMS64RD428292Eagle Eye Photo Seal Die Clash Obverse
4128091908-S1CMS64BN10Eagle Eye Photo Seal The only true repunched mint mark for the year. Compare with S7. Many come on streaky planchets due to improperly mixed alloy. Too much tin and zinc will cause the alloy to lighten. These pockets of increased alloy will get elongated when the metal is rolled out. This is quite scarce and is very difficult in high grades.
22371909 Indian1CMS64RD949862Eagle Eye Photo Seal
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