A close inspection of condition reveals accurate 1883 Indian head penny value.
Coin collecting as a hobby places a large emphasis on the condition of coins. A rigorous grading system is followed when determining your coin’s condition. The amount of wear, severity of nicks and marks, quality of color and luster and others are all used as defining a grade.
By looking closely at your coins, differences from one to the next involving the amount of wear becomes apparent. Some of your coins are certainly in better shape. By following the images and descriptions below, it is noted, a clear "Liberty" readable within her headband confirms a condition worth double the minimum 1883 Indian head penny value.
Fascinating how small subtle changes in a coin’s surface cause large swings in value. Often these differences are left to a magnifying glass to discover. 1883 pennies are worth a close examination.
1883 Indian Head Penny Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1883 Indian Head Penny Value Updated 2013|
The value chart lists coins in different "grades" depending on the amount of wear. Compare your coin to the images and descriptions finding the best match. This grading process finds accurate 1883 Indian head penny value.
Uncirculated: Rare is an 1883 penny in "uncirculated" condition. It is a coin that has never circulated and there is no wear to its surfaces. To confirm your coin is in this condition examine the very ends of the feathers, if wear is present it smoothes the normal "grain" and flow lines of the metal. Her cheek and extending to include the chin is another area prone to early wear. Again a worn surface shows smoothing to the metal, a distinctly different look compared to the surrounding area.
Extremely Fine: Although a small amount of metal has worn from this 1883 penny it is still very sharp and crisp in appearance. Important is a readable "Liberty" within the headband. Her cheek remains well rounded as does the hair detail on the neck and near the eye. Clear separation of all design elements is necessary to reach the extremely fine grade.
Fine: As a coin begins to show moderate wear its grade is termed "fine." Feathers once finely detailed are now smooth at the ends and worn in the centers. Hair curls are no longer rounded in appearance with parts blending into the headband. Below the ear and behind her neck the headdress ribbon and hair is lacking detail and separation.
Good: Extensive use has worn the majority of this coin away. Most detail separating the feathers, headband, and hairline above her face is smooth and missing. Collectors and dealers prefer a full rim if considering a coin as reaching the "good" grade.
Rare Coin auctions bring together active collectors and top quality coins. A combination that produces good results for the collector, finding an addition to a set. Also good results for the consignor, scarce coins are brought to the attention of many potential buyers.
David Lawrence rare coin auctions presented buyers this top quality 1883 Indian penny. Multiple bids raised the price to a strong $360. A high quality 1883 penny available today is the result of careful handling over the years. Past owners preserved a rare combination of reddish gold toning over yellow combined with unmarked surfaces free of any wear. A choice coin drawing the attention of serious collectors.
1883 Indian head penny value of gem quality coins is set by serious collectors at auction.
The Value of an Indian Penny | Very Solid
A very popular coin, everyone understands and has heard of the value of an Indian Head penny. Common dates are now worth more than 75 cents each. Many collectors are building collections and putting a heavy demand on not only your 1883 penny but also the very rare dates and better condition coins. Compare your coins to the values chart.
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