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1880 Indian Head penny clipped error?

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  • 1880 Indian Head penny clipped error?

    Here I have an 1880 Indian Head penny that appears to be clipped! Not sure if this is post damage or an error from the mint. Would like to have a second opinion on this wonderful piece of American historical coinage. KIMG0133~2.JPG

  • #2
    Here is a side view of this 1880 Indian Head penny! KIMG0142.JPG


    • #3
      Could you post a pic of the whole coin from above? I would like to see what shape the possible clip is.


      • #4
        Yes certainly! KIMG0143~2.JPG KIMG0145.JPG


        • #5
          I think it might have been cut ages ago. It could be a genuine clip, but I am not seeing the right diagnostics, but it has a lot of circulation wear.
          Jason Cuvelier

          Lead attributer


          • #6
            Yes I also think this cut happened long ago but it's like weird how on the edge of the cut it has high points and low points. A file or grinding down would not create these features.I would like to get a macro camera instead of using this clip on microscope to show better pics so it would be easier to see my coins. If you see anything I have that you would like to view in person I would be happy to pay the fee and send them to you. Just let me know