1993 D Quarter ddo help

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Anarchos, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Anarchos

    Anarchos Junior Member

    Hi, im new to these forums(though ive been reading threads for awhile now) and equally new to coin collecting. Ive come across this quarter, and was hoping to get some advice it.

    On this quarter, under 10x magnification, there is doubling on the O, D, W, R, S, and T in "God we Trust", and appears to have something that looks like doubling around the lips and chin.

    To be honest, im not sure how to tell the difference between highly collectable Doubling, and common mechanical doubling, so some direction would be appreciated!


    Anyway, thanks for taking a look!

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  3. foundinrolls

    foundinrolls Roll Searching Enthusiast

    What you've described is very typical die deterioration doubling and has no value. It is seen very often on nickels and copper-nickel clad coinage.

    Thanks,
    Bill
  4. jello

    jello Old+Long time Member

    1st Welcome

    To cointalk
  5. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    The difference is manufactoring of the die or hubb itself.

    "To be honest, im not sure how to tell the difference between highly collectable Doubling, and common mechanical doubling, so some direction would be appreciated!"

    If you do a search on here for mechanical/machine doubling verses true doubled dies you will learn a lot, more than I can type but,,,

    The difference is in the making of the die or hubb.
    A mechanically doubled coin is a mistake in coining such as loose equipment - a true doublED (never just double) die is a mistake in die production.
    The reason one is valued and one is not is a true doubled die can be traced to a die or hubb meaning every coin that the die struck has the same doubling meaning that it is now a variety - a mechanically doubled coin is a random occurence from loose equipment that once is tightend it is no longer viasable.
    The reson we value true doubled dies out of all the thousands of dies made that one (or more) was either overlooked, missed or was not significant enough for the mint production foreman to pull out of service. Those of us who study this stuff find it unbelivable that this could happen but it did and still does.

    I really feel to understand this stuff you have to learn the minting process to some degree to fully "get it" and there are many places that you can do that online also.
  6. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    Welcome Anarchos to the forum. It sounds like Machine Doubling, got several myself.
  7. Anarchos

    Anarchos Junior Member

    Thanks for the welcome! and thanks for taking a lot. Ill definately study up on the minting process.
  8. clcrx7

    clcrx7 New Member

    Got one just like this today...machine doubling in the exact same areas although under 10x magnification I only see the machine doubling on the letters, not so much on the chin and lips...good to keep for a reference even if it's not worth anything more than a quarter...

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