Thoughts on this 1902 Indian Cent - RPD?
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Doesn't really look like an RPD but it has a lot going on in the "9" and the "0" and

Looks like the "2" is imprinted over something … I cannot figure it out.

Thanks for the help

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They do look odd Mike. Do you think maybe just filled metal? 

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Well....I've been ruminating on this one for a good long while now and I think I finally have decided on my theory.  From what I see, I think you have some die deterioration doubling and a cud in the 2.  The die deterioration would explain both the doubling and the cud.

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I'm in the retained cud crowd and not an rpm; Mohawk's theory on the die deterioration also makes sense.  You could attempt to contact Rick Snow at Eagle Eye coins and forward your pics to him, he is the best expert I know of for IHCs.

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5 hours ago, Coinbuf said:

I'm in the retained cud crowd and not an rpm; Mohawk's theory on the die deterioration also makes sense.  You could attempt to contact Rick Snow at Eagle Eye coins and forward your pics to him, he is the best expert I know of for IHCs.

Message sent this morning to Rick .. I will keep you apprised of his comments.

Commenting on the die deterioration … The rest of the coin looks pretty good so I had discounted that. 

The "cud" comment I had also dismissed as it has a shape - there is also some "shape" going on in the upper part of the "2" which my

phone really cannot pull out.

Thanks for the referral  

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I don't think anything is going on in the 90, the 2 has a die chip.  That style 2 frequently develops a chip there.

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2 hours ago, Conder101 said:

I don't think anything is going on in the 90, the 2 has a die chip.  That style 2 frequently develops a chip there.

With an answer like that - there must be some examples. I found similar kind of thing but they looked more of a fill in than what this looks like

that being said found there awesome pages on Indian and Flying Cents

Indian Varieties / Linked to the 02 page

 

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This does look like a die chip, to me.

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