NGC Certifies 1906 Indian Head Cent Struck on a Mexican Gold 5 Pesos Planchet Offered in GreatCollections Auction
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From the GreatCollections auction listing:
An absolutely jaw dropping and almost certainly unique error. 1906 Indian Cent, struck on a 1905 5 Pesos planchet (KM-464) identifiable by the remaining edge inscription INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD. The strike is decidedly uneven with one half of each side being decidedly more defined than the opposing half. Significant wear and contact marks are present alluding to its life as a curiosity pocket piece as something as unique as this would have been pulled out of circulation quickly. Seemingly unthinkable but absolutely genuine this unique item is sure to become a fabled collectors piece in the future. This was discovered by the consignor while going through bulk coins at a coin show.