1945 DDO

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by PaNT3rA, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. PaNT3rA

    PaNT3rA Active Member

    I've been studying long and hard and I believe I have found my first DD! I'm still limited on the camera issue so bare with me. I've been going through all my wheats trying to see what I could find, so hopefully I'll find more to come!

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  3. Treashunt

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  4. gronnh20

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  5. Nolan Workman

    Nolan Workman Well-Known Member

    Suggestion: Use Variety Vista, Wexler and CopperCoins for examples.
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  6. cpm9ball

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    Why do you think it is a doubled die? Is it because of the fat letters?

  7. Clawcoins

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  8. PaNT3rA

    PaNT3rA Active Member

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  9. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    There appears to be some die deterioration doubling which is from a worn die and is of no extra value. Jim
  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Go back and Edit your post to take it out of my quote.

    Don't get too excited about your new USB scope. Most of them are not very good. Too often, the close-ups are so pixelated that you can't discern anything. It's like placing your nose on the bark of a tree. You can't see the rest of the forest.

  11. PaNT3rA

    PaNT3rA Active Member

    Well I'm open for advice, what do you recommend I get that will work well?
  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    most ppl that tend to use scopes seem to convince themselves the coins are something that they are not. By blowing up super small details they'll see super minor damage and correlate it to something else.

    It's best to learn more about the minting process, and the type of coins you are interested in collecting. If you want to collect Class I Doubled Dies, then learn about Class I .. if you want to learn about Class IV DD, then learn about those. When you learn about specifics, and about what specific coins have those attributes you'll save yourself a lot of hassle and disappointment, and learn quite a bit on the flip side.
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  13. cpm9ball

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    Since you have already ordered it, let's wait and see what it's capabilities are. You can take test images and post them here for everyone to critique.

  14. PaNT3rA

    PaNT3rA Active Member

    I've read about how coins were minted and I've read a little bit about the new squeeze process. As far as collecting a certain type of coin? I don't really have any specific type, I like all different types of coins everything from old busted coins to mint condition, proofs and proof, all different types of error coins, deep camo to toned. I really like the reverse proof design. So in short I just like collecting coins
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  15. PaNT3rA

    PaNT3rA Active Member

    one thing I know for sure, is the microscope will be better than this phone and this pos app!
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  16. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Remember it is 90 percent lighting and focus. Be sure to get the entire obverse and reverse of the coin in your shot and then crop out the rest. I understand with a USB scope that may not be possible. You don't need a lot of magnification just clear pictures with good lighting to see 99% of the errors that are worth anything.
  17. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    There is a free download called PhotoScape that allows you to crop and resize your images before posting them.

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  18. Nolan Workman

    Nolan Workman Well-Known Member

    A simple test is, if you think you have double, rotate it 360 degrees under your microscope, if it is real, it will stay in all positions. If it is lighting, it will disappear.
  19. PaNT3rA

    PaNT3rA Active Member

    good tip! Thank you
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  20. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Any significant doubled die should be pretty visible with the naked eye under good illumination. (My opinion only)
  21. PaNT3rA

    PaNT3rA Active Member

    It probably is but I'm legally blind in my right eye from boxing when I was younger, so I need a little more of a boost when it comes to fine details
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