A nice 1899 Re-punched Date and a nice coin as well.
Every once in a while, I manage to look through many auction houses to see if something appeals to me. I recently had a handful of Indian Cents come back slabbed and attributed as I self attributed them myself. I had a much lower grade of this 1899 RPD FS-301 S-1 (011.7) and although it was in a lower grade I could clearly see the Re-punched date. As a matter of fact, I believe the lower graded coin has a bit more separation than this currently unslabbed version I am examining now.
Auction house photos of 1899 Indian Cent RPD FS-301 S-1 (011.7) not the best
The Auction House photos of the 1899 Indian Cent RPD FS-301 S-1 (011.7) were not the best. I was pretty sure I could see the doubling below the “8” . The auction photos showed something within the hooks of the “9’s” but I was not certain it was doubled.
I decided to give it a shot. Here are the photos I took of this 1899 Indian cent Re-punched date, FS-301, Snow-1, (011-7d).
Looking at the 1899 Indian Cent RPD FS-301 S-1 (011.7) a little closer
I took the coin to the microscope to attribute it and make absolutely sure it is what it is. There were just two re-punched dates that year as far as I know, at least two that are recognized by the major grading companies. Have a look at the date and see if this is a 1899 Indian Cent RPD FS-301 S-1 (011.7).
Looks pretty convincing to me. It looks better under the scope than in the full coin photo since the cooper red color seems to make the RPD blend in with the rest of the coin.
Looking at Population and Prices.
For the 1899 Indian Cent RPD FS-301 S-1 (011.7) :
PCGS has this valued at $275.00 in MS-63 and $400.00 in MS-64.
PCGS has the population of this coin as:
Two (2) – One in MS-64 and one in MS-65
NGC on the other hand, does not list the FS-301, but lists FS-302.
For Sale at the VNA
My plan is to have the coin slabbed and the attribution authenticated. You will have until Sunday morning at the VNA convention in Fredericksburg VA to take it off my hands. The VNA convention in Virginia happens near the end of September. You can find us at the front tables all the way to the left as you come in the front door.