1969 s penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Leo Zilba, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. Leo Zilba

    Leo Zilba New Member

    Would someone please tell me I’m nuts.....that can’t be what I think it is....I’m totally new here...and live in Ohio. Any thoughts are much appreciated. The bottom one is what gets me
     

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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    What do you think it is?
     
  4. Leo Zilba

    Leo Zilba New Member

    I know it sounds nuts...but the bottom one truly looks like the rare ddo
     
  5. Leo Zilba

    Leo Zilba New Member

    I also put a pic of it on my avatar
     
  6. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

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  7. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Hello Leo - when taking photos and posting them for comment, you'll need to take 'optimal' photos. When taking photos of a specimen, you'll want to take advantage of the optimal focal length of your phone's camera. Each phone is different, so find the distance where your object is in focus and fills the viewing screen on your phone. Find a heavy object (glass, can, anything really) that you can place your phone on that sets it at the optimal focal length. This will steady your shots. When zooming in on an area, you may find that you need to change the focal length again. Stay sensitive to focus. Also, lighting is important. Flood diffused light over the specimen from 2 or 3 directions. This will reduce glare and shadows. And use a proper backing. Too often folks take pictures of their coins with multicolored backgrounds which confuses the camera...and the eye. Flat backing is desirable.
     
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  8. Leo Zilba

    Leo Zilba New Member

    Hi thank you for your time...merry Xmas!
     

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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Ok, you're nuts! lol Welcome to CT.
     
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  10. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    See that Collecting Nut...I started a trend!!
     
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  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    well, then let's compare ....
    this is yours
    upload_2019-12-20_21-51-36.png

    and this is the RARE DDO
    upload_2019-12-20_21-52-29.png

    does your coin look anything like the example I have above in TOTALITY ??
    and not one part "kinda looks like it" .. it has to look exactly alike.
     
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  12. Leo Zilba

    Leo Zilba New Member

    Thank you for the reply.
    I’ve looked at a lot of the pics online, such as the one above....for some odd reason I thought the poor condition of mine....made it unlike any comparables I could find...so I’d thought I’d join here and get some opinions
     
  13. Leo Zilba

    Leo Zilba New Member

    It was the “W” that got me thinking
     
  14. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I just realized yours is not the 1969 S DDO .. i have to compare it to the 1969 D (Denver mint) .... oops ..be right back ..

    but truthfully you need a better image. It gets too pixelated to take a close look at it. When one relies upon digital zoom it starts making things that aren't there as software will fill in spots with what it thinks it could be. So a nice clear and infocus zoomed in picture is needed.
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes, I noticed that! Lol
     
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  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    although .... your TITLE states 1969 S .... and your coins are 1969 D.
     
  17. Leo Zilba

    Leo Zilba New Member

    I was a coin collector in my youth....and have taken it back up as a relaxing hobby:..just searching through change I get..I’m a bit untrained as to the many valued varieties....but this coin has been on my mind....so here I am
     
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  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Not one bit at all like a DDO.. Normal!
     
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  19. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Your coin has a D on it. That means it’s from the Dallas Mint. You need an S for the Seattle Mint. :)
     
  20. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    Seattle? I do not believe there is a US mint in Seattle. Did you mean San Francisco?
     
  21. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    Cool they have a mint in Seattle now, can’t wait to take the light rail up and go on the tour. ;)

    Reed.
     
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