1897 Indian Head 1C Struck-in Retained Wire

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1897 Indian Head 1C Struck-in Retained Wire

#1 Unread post by adikora »

Hello and greetings from Switzerland, I hope everyone is doing fine.
Here is a 1897 Indian Head 1C Struck-in Retained Wire. Needless to say that at some point it was mounted in jewelry. On the obverse there is a die break running along the N/S axis. On the reverse of the coin you can see the twisted retained piece of wire.
Since it is a damaged coin, should I keep as a souvenir or could anybody out in the web be interested in such a piece?
Any comment or opinion/suggestion would be highly appreciated. Thank you
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#2 Unread post by Paul »

These look like "Cut Marks" to me, in these images posted here ......JM0
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#3 Unread post by Earle42 »

Very difficult to tell from the pictures. Is the line going across the Indian's face a raised "strip" along its length, or is it a micro canyon with its sides raised above the coin's surface?
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#4 Unread post by Daniel »

This is scratched, cut marks into the coin and is damage but not a strike through.

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Re: 1897 Indian Head 1C Struck-in Retained Wire

#5 Unread post by SensibleSal1966 »

Was this dug by any chance ?

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