1964 Kennedy - DDO, QDO, or poor eye sight?

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  1. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Good morning folks,

    Was looking at my 1964 Kennedy half and noticed something I'd not seen before -- the B in Liberty appears to have some doubling..?

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    This has been slabbed PCGS PR68; however, having never noticed the doubling, I didn't request Variety Attribution. I believe in this case, PCGS would not label it DDO/QDO even if they'd noticed it, but I could be mistaken.

    1964 50C.jpg

    What do you think? Any experts on the series care to point to the specific places on the coin which show it is/isn't DDO/QDO? I've found there are three variants: FS-101, FS-104, and FS-105; but I'm having a hard time differentiating key doubling areas. Any help appreciated!

    (http://images.pcgs.com/trueview/39114784)
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2020
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  3. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    None of the cherrypicker ones ...
     
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  4. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Thanks, Rick. It was late; figured my eyes were playing tricks on me, but thought I'd get some opinions.
     
  5. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Active Member

    The "I" has a hint of it, also the bit of hair to the right of B. The reverse has some too, particularly "OF A". On proofs I don't know how you can tell if it's on the die, MD, or a result of them being struck more than once.
     
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  6. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Thanks, KBBPLL. Not sure I see anything on the reverse, but I did see the I in Liberty. Also, saw little more of same in the U of Trust.

    Machine doubling could very well be the case here, just not something I'm a pro at. Looking to get educated
     
  7. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    No MD .
    It's a DDO .
     
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  8. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Active Member

    From the TrueView max size:
    50c_rev_OFA.jpg
    Of course we're seeing microscope-level magnification here.
     
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