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    1896 Indian Cent, AU53
    Three Rotated Strikes In Collar
    Final Strike Off Center 60%

    1896 1C Indian Cent -- Quadruple Struck, Final Strike Off Center -- AU53 PCGS. The PCGS holder says "triple struck," but we count four. The first strike was normal, and the piece rotated a few degrees counterclockwise in the collar, and was struck again, then yet again. The coin was then struck a fourth time, approximately 60% off center toward 10 o'clock and rotated a bit clockwise relative to the first, second, and third strikes. Both sides show evidence of all strikes. A search of our archives fails to show a multiply struck Indian cent with such an impressive and spectacular Mint error. Remarkably, this coin shows signs of circulation before being put aside as something unusual (or perhaps it was a pocket piece).

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    October, 2019
    17th-24th Thursday-Thursday
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