1968D Penny

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Chopperhead, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Chopperhead

    Chopperhead New Member

    Gorgeous Penny, I think DDO-001. Should I get it graded and check out the missing piece of his ear, whats up with that. Thanks everyone, for your thoughts!

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  3. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Your coin is a 1968 S, not D. There are two DDOs for this date for business strike coins...very similar as I remember. You would need to give us closeups of IGWT. Doubling is evident in the motto.
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a '68-S and there is known doubling for them. Yours appears to be one of those varieties.
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  5. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    This was in the era where VV numbering is different from coppercoins numbering, so indicate which one when you want us to compare. Jim
  6. Chopperhead

    Chopperhead New Member

    Okay thanks, sorry bout the 68d, I knew it was S, my bust. I think its DDO-001, die marks appear to match perfectly. Thanks for your input everyone, my next question to you all is, this is a beautiful coin, is it worth getting graded? Would you all get it graded if it was yours? Could it be a ms68, ms69, I dont know...
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  7. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Two things -

    I’m not seeing doubling.

    There are too many nicks and dings in significant areas on the obverse and a finger print and spotting on the reverse to grade high MS

    Your photos are very good but you need to post closeups of IGWT or point out the markers.
  8. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    I think it has spent a small amount of time in circulation from photo ( maybe pixels ), but any would take it out of the 60s.
  9. Kentucky

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  10. Chopperhead

    Chopperhead New Member

    Dang it, thanks
  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    MS 68 and MS 69 is ridiculously high. Almost perfect.
    Can't tell from the photo but even if it looks very good it's not going to be
    more than 64 or 65.
  12. Chopperhead

    Chopperhead New Member

    Okay, so thats good for a ddo, right? But not worth grading?. I am new to this whole grading thing, but I think my initial membership with pcgs gives me a certain # of submissions. This may be a great learning experience, yes? Ive GOT to start recouping my multiple 25$ box of pennies sometime.....LOL...I have several more beauties I will try to post this week, get your opinions. This is so fun and exciting, thanks everyone for your time and patience with me, I am learning!
  13. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    @Chopperhead please be aware that finding minor errors is not that common, and finding anything that you could sell for than $1 is a rare occurance. As others have said, just because it looks different doesn't mean it's an error. Coins can be damaged in innumerable ways once the enter circulation.

    Best recommendation is trying to learn the minting process. That will help you determine actual errors from the 99% of the damaged coins.

    Look at Wexlers site. Www.doubleddie.com

    It takes time to become proficient
  14. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    @Chopperhead You need to publish clear pictures of IGWT. Mimic these photos aiming for same size and clarity: https://www.coppercoins.com/lincoln/diestate.php?date=1968&die_id=1968s1do006&die_state=mds

    The pictures you posted are very good...especially for a newbie. But I (we) need additional photos to confirm/attribute your coin. At this point, I'm at No DDO and a low MS coin. But if we can attribute your coin, you may have a $10 coin on hand. So post those pictures and let's see what you have.
  15. Chopperhead

    Chopperhead New Member

    Oh just now saw this, okay, hold on...lol...A TEN DOLLAR PENNY? Not bad for my first bonafide doubled die! You guys, I dont just sit out here and post pennies...just fyi, I go through roll after roll'n studying and trying to get better, many many MANY hours, I love it. So when I start posting a few, Ive been savin em up, gettin the courage up to get shot down again....lol...you all are great, tough, but great, thank you. Okay....hang on.
  16. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Not seeing any doubling. Based on the close-up @Kentucky posted, I only see some worn die strike errors.

    A better close-up of IGWT from the OP has been requested at least 3 times by @Kevin Mader ...still waiting.

    This coin is not a bonafide doubled die...yet...imo...Spark
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  17. Chopperhead

    Chopperhead New Member

    I know...I know...closest Ive been yet! Hey all, pics suck in this lighting, fresh pics in the morn. Thanks again
  18. Chopperhead

    Chopperhead New Member

    Okay, heres a few better ones. I hope this helps. Had to wait for better light, my friends. I knew you were waiting...

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  19. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    IMHO...I see die deterioration but no doubling.

    There is something going on inside the bottom loop of the MM, and since it can’t be a plating blister, you’ll have to match it to known RPMs to be definitive.

    Maybe a resident RPM expert can shed some light. Your coin is a AU58 Red...Spark
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  20. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Thanks @Chopperhead for the additional photos. Unfortunately, it is not a DDO. Just a normal cent with some chatter on IGWT. Still a decent circulation cent, but no real premium. The hunt continues! Good luck!!
  21. Chopperhead

    Chopperhead New Member

    I am going to find the penny that changes my life, if it KILLS ME...LOL...thanks everyone.
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