1966 DDR Lincoln Memorial Penny

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ericl0924, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. ericl0924

    ericl0924 New Member


    As a beginning disclaimer, I am new to the forum and I am very green at anything to do with coins other than spending them at a vending machine..that said. After going through an old box of pennies and nickels, I found what looks to be doubling on the reverse side of a 1966 penny. I would like your opinion on whether or not this is legitimate doubling? Machine or what? And whether or not there be any real value here. Thank you in advance

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  3. Double Die

    Double Die I know just enough to be dangerous

    Welcome to the community.

    You're coin is doubled, but it is mechanical doubling. No added value and very common. Don't let this discourage you, there's plenty out there to be found.

    For future posts, full images of both sides should be included to help make determinations.
  4. ericl0924

    ericl0924 New Member

    Will do. Thank you for the info!
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Welcome to the neighborhood, Eric!

    Machine doubling aka mechanical doubling or strike doubling or ejection doubling is known for being "flat and shelf-like". ~ Chris
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  6. ericl0924

    ericl0924 New Member

    Ive seen examples and heard others talk about mechanical doubling. At least now I have an actual example of what the difference is. Thanks!
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Eventually, you will find hundreds of examples of machine doubling for every true doubled die. ~ Chris
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Welcome to CT. You have what's known as MD or mechanical doubling. It's common and worthless.
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