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    Found 1859 Indian head. First year of the indian head penny "I Think".

    I found a 1859 Indian head. Do to the reverse design I guess this was only the first year that had the bow on the bottom and no shield on top from what I understand.

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    us
    Dec 2012
    Upstate NY
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    I believe you are correct DFX, 1859 was the first year for the IH penny and was the only year that didn't have the shield on the reverse. Nice find though, in that you have the first year of issuance.

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    us
    Feb 2009
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    Nice! The detail still looks pretty sharp under all the buildup. may have been an early drop. Now the question, to clean or not to clean.....

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    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    Yep , that's the first year - Nice ! Now I'm wondering if you can safely clean that with a tooth pic and/or a soft bristle brush ?

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    Rich

    Oct 2013
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    It is the first issue, very cool find. Over 36 million were minted so it doesn't have much value in the condition it's in. I'm sure your going to keep it so cleaning it up might allow you to enjoy the coin a little more and won't have any effect on value.

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    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
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    Nice "fatty" indian head. Never found an 1859... still looking for that one myself.
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    Oct 2006
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    Yes I decided to clean it as it had no real value. I used warm water and a old tooth brush.

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    us
    Apr 2013
    Central mississippi
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    Nice one! Haven't found an ih before. Congrats man! Keep it going.
    The one thing I hate to find... is nothing at all!

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    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
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    great find!

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    Oct 2006
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    Thanks

 

 

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