I have come across a 1890 Indian Head penny that appears to be brass. Have any of you heard of this? I am not into collecting and have no knowledge of this coin. Any E-mail reply will be appriciated. Thank you.
>I have come across a 1890 Indian Head penny that appears to be brass
======== It very probably has been cleaned with an acid-based cleaner. This will turn a bronze (or brass) coin several shades lighter. Alan Herbert - Contributing Editor, Numismatic Products - Krause Publications, Inc. "The world's largest hobby publisher"