1968 S American Lincoln Wheat Obverse Doubled Cent

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Dave from the country, Apr 3, 2024.

  1. Hello Any and All,
    I don't know if I'm posting this correctly or in the right place but I hope so. If not, any assistance would be most appreciated. I was going through some coins yesterday and found this very interesting (to me) 1968 S Lincoln Wheat cent with very strong obverse doubling over the entire face of the coin...the date, LIBERTY< words and Lincoln's face. Can anyone please give me any kind of information on what this might be and the general value if any. Many thanks and best regards.

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    That's not a doubled die variety.
    It's flat and shelflike.

    Just a bit of mechanical doubling and die deterioration doubling.. aka worthless doubling.
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  4. Thanks very much for the information
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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    +1 for machine doubling. And a nice specimen of one.
  6. expat

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    @Dave from the country A nice, clear example of worthless machine doubling. A good example to use as a reference for any further ones you may come across. Not only is it flat and shelflike in appearance there is another helpful attribute to aid you in the future.
    Prior to 1990 the mintmark was added by handpunching after creation of the master die. Therefore, when you see issues prior to 1990 where the MM shows a similar anomaly to other devices such as date, Liberty etc. you can be sure you are not seeing genuine hub doubling. Hope this helps
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  7. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    1968 S American Lincoln Wheat Obverse Doubled Cent
    Lincoln Wheat Cents (LWC) were last produced in 1958. Starting in 1959 the Lincoln Memorial replaced the wheat stalks on the reverse. We call them Lincoln Memorial Cents or LMC. The last Lincoln Memorial Cents were made in 2008.
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  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Great photos by the way.

  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Thats some dramatic shelf like doubling 68 was famous for worn out dies. In 1969 they reworked the obverse design. These were the last coins of that era.
  10. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    As mentioned, no such beast. Wheaties were done in 1958.
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  11. My bad...I knew that but forgot at the time. Thanks.
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It’s a case of MD.
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