1968 s penny. Idk but this penny just stuck out can anybody tell me what I found

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  1. CDW

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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    That's because it is in an AU condition, to bad for the verdigris on the reverse.
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  4. CDW

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    Verdigris? Is that the spot on the reverse? That’s what it is called? Is there any doubling I thought it looked like there is.
  5. CDW

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    Yea I found it in a sack of change my wife brought home from her parents.
  6. CDW

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    I was amazed on how good of condition it is
  7. Dave363

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    I remember my first 68 it had to be the prettiest coin I ever found, then I saw all that doubling wow hit the jack pot.
    Nope it was MD I saved it just to remind me but it does appear that the 68 always seems to be in nice condition. Imo
  8. CDW

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    I know it just popped out immediately and I said his is to nice I’m going to keep it. It’s good all except that spot on the reverse. Does it have boubling? I still can tell when a coin does. The light reflecting off of them throws me off.
  9. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I have had the same thing happen with the light reflection on these AU 1968 cent. It can give off what I call reflective doubling, They seem to have a high relief to them. I think that is what makes them "POP"when you see them. The dies for the 1969 cent where re-engraved to bring the designs away from the egdes of the coin which make them look quite different.
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    As for any Doubling, I think you will have to look into the macro details of your coin. here is a link that may help in your study.
    http://www.varietyvista.com/01b LC Doubled Dies Vol 2/DDO listing.htm
  10. CDW

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    yea I think every coin is doubled right now lol thank you I will look into it and let you know what I figure out.
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  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The big spot on the reverse is most likely a stain.
    The other two to three spots , look like verdigris.
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  13. CDW

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    Up tin? What does that mean?
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  15. coloradobryan

    coloradobryan Well-Known Member

    68 was the last year the 1916 master hub was used, and it had gotten quite worn out by that time. Really should have been reworked a few times by then or at the very least in the mid 40s.
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