1955 "Poor Man's" Doubled Die

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Spark1951, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Another VF20 (or so) w/DDD. Research shows the desire to own the real 1955 DDO drove coin dealers to scramble to find something to satisfy their customers, tagging this deteriorated variety as a poor man's copy. This is the second one I've run across in the last 6 years.

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    I called this grade F12...Spark
     
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  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yep, I remember those ads.

    I got one lot from eBay that included quite a few Wheat cents. I went through them quickly, and realized that there were maybe half a dozen "poor man's double [sic] die" 1955s in the batch. I did set them aside... somewhere.
     
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  5. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    LOL @jeffB, maybe in your SDB?

    Steve
     
  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Shameful confession: not all my random circulated wheats are in secure facilities. :rolleyes:

    Now keep your eye on my local news for "burglar found crushed under collapsed pile of random electronic equipment" stories.
     
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  7. Rich Buck

    Rich Buck Yukon Cornelius

    I remember that ad - Coins Magazine - Iola, Wisconsin.
     
  8. capthank

    capthank Active Member

    I have five or six like that. So I am still a poor man.
     
  9. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I got these 4 for $1 or $2. PhotoEditor_20191015_194212947.jpg
     
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  10. TonkawaBill

    TonkawaBill New Member

    I bought 2 complete rolls.. 100 1955 dbl poor man koins all Bu
     
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