1970s Double Die?

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  1. RickyD

    RickyD New Member

    Hello all, I found this coin in my change. Is is worth sending off to PCGS? 15186315832261782586643.jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Looks to be MD - Mechanical Doubling or
    DDD - Die Deterioration Doubling
    Both have nothing to do with Hub Doubling which will cause a Doubled Die

    Only worth 1 Cent
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    First, welcome to the neighborhood @RickyD !

    Your 70-S looks like machine doubling to me, not a true doubled die.

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  5. RickyD

    RickyD New Member

    Thank you for the reply. Not what I was hoping for though. Lol
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  6. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Unless you paid more than a cent, you are OK. Some come with same they bought as a DD, and often paid a goodly sum. Welcome Jim
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  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Went through a roll of these not too long ago and there were probably 10 in the roll that looked like this, all flat and shelf like. Seems to have been the norm for many of these. San Fran has come a long ways though, since those days.
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  8. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Look closely at the date and mintmark. Do you see "doubling" on both? If so, and while there are certain exceptions, this is generally a good rule when trying to identify strike doubled coins. At that time (and up to 1989 for cents), mintmarks were punched into the dies by hand, and means they cannot display the type of doubling you're hoping to find.
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