1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

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1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#1 Unread post by CurtisNotCurtis » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:09 am

I picked up this coin at the Colorado springs coin convention a a couple years back from this guy who was handing out Indian heads at the end of the event. I've gotten suspicious, for it looks like it has been painted. If anyone could help, that would be much appreciated. Thanks- Curtis
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Re: 1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:58 am

Welcome!
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Re: 1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#3 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:07 am

:welcome:

plz try again with your pics.....

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remember to give them "time to upload"
..... wait till you see the 'green check mark' on the right side, before continuing .....

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Re: 1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:04 pm

You paste links to them from your Google Drive, you have to upload the images from your computer using the attachment tab.

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Re: 1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#5 Unread post by CurtisNotCurtis » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:29 am

Sorry about that. Here they are.
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Looks like it’s painted
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Re: 1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#6 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:37 am

this appears to be a "TYPE 1", .....

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do you have any way to 'accurately weigh, test the magnetic properties of, & get an measurement of the diameter' ??
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Re: 1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#7 Unread post by CurtisNotCurtis » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:39 am

Yes,but I’ll have to do it later. Thank you. I’ll put up the info when I get it.

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Re: 1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#8 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:43 am

here is my '62
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Re: 1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#9 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:40 pm

The coin is badly corroded and someone cleaned it or scrubbed it.

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Re: 1862 Indian head penny counterfeit??

#10 Unread post by CurtisNotCurtis » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:19 pm

@PALH1, the penny is 1.85cm diameter and weighs about two 2009 pennies (I didn't have a scale so I just balanced it out lol) and it is not magnetic.

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