Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by korey d, Feb 11, 2019.
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and don't say pocket change ... then it would be circulated ...
"that in my eyes is littered with
doubled die, both obverse and reverse.
The coin doen not look to be circulated "
Personally, I don't see any of that in that quantity. I maybe see a die crack on the word "oF"
Was there a website you can reference for what you see ?
I'm more curious about the word LIBERTY.
but then I'm not much of a Cent expert ... @furryfrog02
you can compare to these websites.
I tried to take some better pics, i do not have a usb scope, so hopefully they work. I am not an expert , just someone who loves to learn and find any of your help is of the most appreciated. This coin as you say im not sure uncirculated, under normal viewing it shows no signs it was circulation, well at least used. It shines like a new penny , alittle more red. i am attaching photos again and i marked up what i saw, hopefully its not to many photos. thank you for your expertise.
I do see the die crack on the shoulder, but that is deterioration on the 0/date. And I can't tell from your pics if that is doubling or just reflection, since the pics are not in complete critical focus.
All in all, honestly, a slightly above average small date...I don't see any rpm...Spark
Spark, thank you for your feedback , it is appreciated greatly.
@korey d, welcome to CT!
Nice enough looking cent for it's age, but know that the Denver mint alone made more than 1.5 billion in 1960!
The die crack on Abe's shoulder & the mushiness of the devices give a clue that this die was on it's last legs.
Although the dings could be just bag marks, & perhaps uncirculated, it's really not special except that someone saved it from heavy circulation. Would be nice to know the story behind this acquisition (the circumstances by which you acquired it).
Based on the pics you provided, can't tell much more than that!
Perhaps some "cent" experts will chime in, as there were some varieties this year.
Keep up the hunt!
Be careful of those USB microscopes.
Since they convert and process the image you'll find that processing features actually add stuff to the image. You may see things in the image that are not on the coin. Just learn how to use it properly.
Most of the time you do not need a USB microscope image to see Doubled Dies and everything else, it actually may make it harder due to the processing junk thrown in.
If you can't see it with a normal loop, then normally it could be a microscopic DD that is found a lot now since the single squeeze method started in 1996.
This below site to learn and study. You'll have to read it about 100 times before you start understanding stuff in it. The faster you read, the more you'll have to reread.
here's info about Doubled Dies
and the 8 different classes are about 1/3 down the page in links.
use these as references
Everyone here at CoinTalk has been there...thinking you have something, consult the knowledge and expertise of CT forum members and get our bubble burst.
All part of the learning curve, embrace it, just overhead; the cost of doing business, goes with the territory. We all have the "search" bug too, in varying flavors...good luck to you...Spark
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