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Lot 947

1869/9 Indian Head Cent. . Snow-3. PCGS graded MS-65 Red & Brown. The 1869/69 is a repunched date that has caught the fancy of general collectors as one of the few repunched dates to be included in the regular date set. This passion comes from the listing of this, or a similar variety, as an 1869/8 overdate in the catalogs of the early 1960's. In the late 1970's Thomas K. DeLorey, then an authenticator working for The American Numismatic Association, published evidence that the variety was not an overdate. The smoking gun was the difference in the date punch styles for 1868 and 1869. It took over 10 years of pushing by Tom for the listing to change in the Red Book and in the bookshelf albums which collectors popularly use to house circulated sets.

The label has changed now, but the variety is firmly fixed in the basic set of Indian Cents. It is widely sought after. PCGS now labels the variety, although it has not yet done so yet on the present coin.
This is a real spectacular example of this prized variety. It is nearly full red with no real marks of any significance. The strike is full and the coin is very lustrous. Pop 81; 4 finer in 66. (PCGS # 2095) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,900.
Ex:The "Chiro" Collection. Eagle Eye Photo Seal accompanies this lot.

Realized $2,415

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