1955 doubled die experience

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Wesley Samborski, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. I was blessed to be able to run into one of these. The coin shop i go to said an old man has been collecting them since the 50s and he decided to sell it to them. So i asked if they had it in house and they told me no and i was very upset so minutes go by, and he walks up with this book and says nothing at all and taps on it. When i saw it i was .5 from having an accident if you know what i mean. Absolutely beautiful, never thought id see one in my lifetime.

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  3. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Well I'll be damned. Only thing is this is one of, if not the most counterfietted error of all time. We'll have to see what someone with more knowledge says.
  4. Nah man these guys i go to are the absolute real deal. Its genuine. Theyre sending it off to get graded so if it is cf (definitely not) well find out
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  5. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    We'll see. I'm just saying that there's more of this specific error on the market than ever made.
  6. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

    Compare it to mine. 55DDOLincoln.JPG 55dd0date-1-1.JPG

    It is very difficult for counterfeiters to get the crossing of the doubled areas exact.
    I can't tell on yours due to size.

  7. First off that thing is absolutely beautiful. And yes theyre the same the one i saw was real they grade coins all the time and know how to detect counterfits. Man is that yours for sure?
  8. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

    Yes, now in a PCGS slab as AU. I bought it in a Reeves mail auction in early 70s ( Described as a UNC) , and wondered if I had l just lost $300+. Jim
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  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'm not sure what to think about the coin but I would want it graded by one of the top services.
    Image_0774dillontest.JPG 1955268F9CE5-AFC1-4D8E-B4CC-95EC0A726851.jpeg
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  10. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    From a total novice point of view (myself) , the one in the second pic looks the most fake out of the two. Lots of discrepancies. For example, in the second picture, the bottom part of the first set of double 5's look so much different compared to the same area on the second set of double 5's. Comparing both pix to each other, the 9's in the top pic look much different at the loop compared to the 9's in the bottom pic.

    Also the quality of the strike on the coin in the second picture is much more lighter in appearance then compared to the coin in the first picture. The coin in the first picture has a very pronounced strike appearance.

    If I were a betting person, I'd bet the first picture is of a genuine double 1955 and the second picture is of a fake.
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  11. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I would only buy a graded 1 PCGS or NGC. Too much risk involved. What price were they asking ?
  12. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    If the “old man” was from New England, it would not be unusual for him to have more than one of these coins if he was collecting in the mid to late 1950s. New England was where they popped up in circulation. I knew a collector who said that his dad and he found eight of them in circulation at that time.

    As for the pieces in the OP, I really don’t care for a couple of them. Even if they are real, most of the survivors grade at least EF, and these pieces look kind of beat up.

    The 1955 Doubled Die Cent is only scarce in red Uncirculated. Otherwise, it’s only a matter of money.
  13. Theyre selling it for 8 or 10k i believe. And these guys know all about counterfitsi can promise yall its not one, just not in a good of condition as the other guys which is absolutely beautiful.
    The numbers are in the right spot same spreading and number shape and also yeah. The old man had it since he was a kid. Its for sure real. Lone star coins dont mess around it might not be in perfect condition but boy is that one nice genuine coin.
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  14. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Pieces graded AU-58 are priced at $1,550 on the Grey Sheet. You can expect to a bit more than that, but no where near the numbers you quoted. An MS-65 Brown is listed at $6,500. As I posted before, red ones are expensive.

    NGC graded this one MS-62, Brown. I paid Choice AU money for it when I bought it many years ago. When these coins are damaged or cleaned, they are a bear to sell at a decent price.

    1955 DDo 1 O.jpg 1955 DDO 1 R.jpg
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  15. Because its damaged buddy, alot. And those are my pictures that i edited to try and make it more clearer and increase the sharpness so yall could see it better. If you put them both together youd be able to see what i mean. Shouldve gotten better pictures. Its the deterioration which makes the numbers look off. But you should look up counterfit 1955 ddo. My boys at lone star go to coin auctions out of state once a week to sell coins hes in chicago now i believe. Overlooking a counterfeit as expensive as this one is literally impossible. No counterfeit wouldve gotten by these guys they're true professionals. I look up to them.

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  16. Im not trying to but if you were to sell how much you think itd be worth? And what grade is it?
  17. Wow really i thought they go for in the 10 grand range in any condition.. thats insane. Thanks for the info, so i guess theyre probably going to try and push the price up in the auction because it is a very rare and beautiful coin. If they dont make that 8 theyll be damn straight disappointed
  18. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The last piece you posted looks to be genuine, and I would grade it EF. The Grey Sheet number is $1,150, but that is for a certified piece. It does not say that, but the prices there are for coins that are certified and "ready to sell."
  19. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Here are photos of a counterfeit 1955 Doubled Die Cent, from my virtual "black cabinet collection." This file contains pictures of counterfeits that I "collect" from the Web.

    This one is so bad, it's a joke, but I've seen the same counterfeit offered several times on the web as the real thing.

    1955 DDO Bad O.jpg 1955 DDO Bad R.jpg
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  20. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I hope the shop is correct and can get it graded and slabbed, even if it isn't in the best shape.
  21. Yeah the date looks like it was glass blown. Look at honest abe smiling cause he knows damn well thats fake as ever
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