Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Kevin Dore, Aug 27, 2018.
http://varietyvista.com/01a LC Doubled Dies Vol 1/DDR 1957.htm
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Thank you. I partially understand what you are saying. What would be helpful to me is to see side by side pictures of MD that reduces the size and is shelf like next to a true DDO. I've done some reading on those topics but the pictures I've come across so far have not been very helpful
I would love to help you, but, although I have seen such pictures here, I haven't saved any. Perhaps someone with the pictures will respond. I hope you do have a valid doubled die.
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That is helpful. Thank you. I'd really love to see some examples on actual coins too.
Lol. Yep, many times it doesn't take long at all. That's part of the reason I love it here.
Looking at that, then looking at the M I posted, I can see why it is more likely MD now.
Here is my 1972 DDO 001. I've got other DDOs and DDRs but haven't taken pictures of them.
Kevin, look at how jagged some of those edges are. The strike chewed them off. Do you see frog's example, how that's clearly one image adjacent to the other, neither image torn up? Just a little movement when those does strike and funny things like this happen.
Yes I am starting to get a handle on it. I think what I'm still having a hard time with is those coins that have just a small amount of doubling. The ones that have a medium to large spread are easy enough to spot even with the naked eye. But when it comes to coins that have just a small amount of doubling that you need magnification to really see, or something like an RPM, I'm still having a hard time distinguishing them.
The doubling is so minor that I'm not sure I would have been able to spot it to begin with, and if I had I wouldn't know how to differentiate between doubled die vs machine doubling. What makes it worse is that virtually all coins I go through have some level of wear. That particular coin looks like it's in MS or AU at worst. If it were VF or even EF that makes it so much harder to judge between doubling and PMD.
Any and all advice is welcome from you experts out there that have done this for years. Like I've mentioned, I'm very new to this, only having a few months under my belt, and I haven't found anything worthwhile yet. Of course I'm doing this for fun, as a hobby, but it's starting to reach levels of frustration that it shouldn't for me.
If I'm searching coins that are worn, let's say VF on average, should I just skip anything i see that would be considered minor doubling and move on? Part of my problem is that when I find something like this, I'm spending too much time trying to figure it out.
I just want to get my first find under my belt. I know it takes patience, and I've exercised a good deal of that so far, but it's starting to wear thin.
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