1968 S DDO or extreme mechanical doubling with big nose opening

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  1. pinoyqt

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Wow , nice example . Thanks for sharing .
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Did you notice that the "big chin" has a similar effect?
  5. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow thinks its MD. It is quite a extreme one at that.
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I did . What kind of microscope is that . Mine stinks . I need one like that .
  7. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    All the doubling is very flat and shelf like, the characteristics of MD.
  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Nice pictures. The cent, not so much. MD imo
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  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Strike doubling. No question about it.
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  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Nice pics nice coin. Thanks for posting it.
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  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    The ‘68-S and ‘69-S are notorious for this kind of thing. Here’s another ‘68-S. Same thing, extreme strike doubling. Seen one, seen them all.

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  12. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    Back then, the design was pressed into the working die by a hub, which had the date on it. If the die was going to a different mint, the D or S was added by hand with a steel bunch and a mallet.
    A doubled die would affect the date but not the mint mark. A double punched mint mark would affect the mint mark but not the date. When both the date and the mint mark are doubled the same amount in the same direction, it MUST be machine doubling.
    (Note: Date were added to hubs starting in 1907-1908. Mint marks were added to hubs around 1985,IIRC.)
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  13. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Sorry captain , not always, a good example is 1960 sm/lg date DDO with RPM. Jim
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  14. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis #CoinUp Supporter

    Ha, his septum looks like mine.
  15. pinoyqt

    pinoyqt Member

    your penny is pointing North. my example is the other way. which one has more value?
  16. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Do you understand how this happens? It's caused by a movement of the planchet when it's struck. That's all it is.
  17. pinoyqt

    pinoyqt Member

    looks like a tripled
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  19. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    That's all caused by the shifting of the planchets when they were struck into the coins. Look up how the cents are minted on YouTube, to get a visual of it. With all that rapid pounding, the collars securing the planchets loosen up some, and the strikes go a little haywire for it. As far as value goes, there's no premium, unless they're really, really, really cool. That's three reallys, note. If it's just two reallys, or one really, forget about it.
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  20. pinoyqt

    pinoyqt Member

    my example is really 5x cool. he has a BIG nose and double chin. i have not came across something like this. i'll send to to pro cleaners, slab it and keep it. but will sell if the price is right. i'll take $5k
  21. Granbeck

    Granbeck Active Member

    Please give the type microscope you use.
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