I recently got from an old cent roll a 1903 Indian head cent that looks BU, still possessing that red luster. I looked at the obverse and the feathers seem worn and only part of the "Liberty" is visible. Also, more notably on the feather tips and the rim is some coloring. I have a picture, but I'm not the best photographer in the world. The cent is red, despite the lighting, and idk why my phone turned the pictures around.If it was cleaned or polished I don't know why someone used a rather common date. So my question is this: was it cleaned or something or weakly struck and toned?1 year ago
Cleaned or toned weak strike?
I'm sorry to say, it looks to me like it is cleaned.1 year ago
I agree, looks cleaned1 year ago
Whenever something is worn but shiny you should be suspicious1 year ago
Possible, but unlikely, do you have a local brick and mortar store nearby? You could ask them. Also look for tiny or even scratch marks on the fields of the coin, that would indicate past cleaning.1 year ago
It looks either whizzed or polished to me... Sorry my friend.1 year ago
Kind of what I thought, but I still wonder why a 1903, a common date.1 year ago