1971 D Double Die Lincoln Penny?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Jeffrey Spinale Jr, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Jeffrey Spinale Jr

    Jeffrey Spinale Jr New Member


    I recently joined and this website have been helping me a lot! I'm happy. Anyways, I have reached to the point where I cannot really recognize the difference between a plain penny and a double die penny. I came across to two 1971 D pennies. From what I see, it appears to be double die pennies. I am going to need extra eyes over here.

    If it is actually doubled die, then how much it is actually worth? I did not really research into it as much as I could, but I found a source.

    The website: http://koinpro.tripod.com/ErrorVarietyList.htm

    And it said:
    "1971 1c Doubled Die Obverse #1. VCR#1/DDO#1, CONECA DDO-001, FS-101 (FS#1c-031). This is the big one! A PCGS MS65 Red sold in a 2005 Heritage Auction for over $10,000.00! Another one in PCGS MS64 Red sold on July 8, 2009 by Heritage for $920. PCGS Price Guide lists an MS64 Red at $1400.00. This one is “raw” and a solid MS64 Red and is of a sharp earlier die state with crisp clear doubling. While it has a few more dings than the aforementioned MS64 sold by Heritage, its surfaces are much cleaner in that it does not have the preponderance of planchet stains that the Heritage coin had. It is also not one of the mushy later die state coins! Temp Sold Out -- Will have a couple in a few weeks."

    I also have 1972 and 1976 D Pennies.

    Here are the photos.

    So, please help.



    Attached Files:

    • -1.jpg
      File size:
      83.9 KB
    • -2.jpg
      File size:
      100.9 KB
    • -3.jpg
      File size:
      65.7 KB
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    First, what you quoted is in reference to a significant, well-known, and popular 1971-P (Philadelphia) cent whereas you state that you have a D (Denver), so this is really apples and oranges.

    As for the coins shown in the photos, the images are not of sufficient size or quality to tell much of anything, but chances are that even if you did have a known variety, it would not be worth much in these conditions.

    Below are three links to John Wexler's listings for the dates/mints mentioned in your post.




    Here is another online reference:


    Good luck to you.
  4. martin O

    martin O New Member

    Hello I found this 1971d looks like DD BER on liberty are double also he's whole head looks flat and deformed and check this out.on the reverse.on top of one cent.it has.RACIME.real big letters as big as one cent.looking at it more it reads AMERICA.also God we trust is double.the pennie looks brand New.face book disabled my account don't know why .if I get a response I don't know where it would go thank you
  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Jeffrey, your pictures are too little and blurry to tell anything. Having said that, hello back, welcome to the asylum. :)
  6. tomfiggy

    tomfiggy Well-Known Member

    I found one of the 1971D wddo-001 a couple of months ago. Mine is a little beat up but a nice addition to my collection. Its not a spectacular ddo. Extra thickness on igwt and the date.
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  7. Yesenia Rossete

    Yesenia Rossete New Member

    Hello I have a 1971D and serval more with the letter D coins could some one tell me where can I sell them.
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    D just means they were minted at the Denver Mint. If you have a 1 CENT, that's what it's worth.
  9. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    ..... short the very long-shot possibility of having a variety or very high grade example. :)
  10. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    You can sell them right here if the price is right. How much are you asking?
  11. tobey hays

    tobey hays New Member

    I have actually 2 1971 D mints and they both are in really good shape and they both have doubling on front and back of coin ,the difference between them is one weighs 3.11 and the other weighs 2.75 same year same mint different weight , I have been through a hundred plus more and none of them weigh 2.75 , whats odd is the only other Lincoln cent that weighs this are the 1943 steel Lincoln cent they weigh 2.75 but the 1971 D is not steel can someone tell me why this is plz ? I cant find anyone that understands how this came about .
  12. tobey hays

    tobey hays New Member

    I also have a 1992 close am that has doubling on front and back also ,the a and m you cant put a hair between them and its also in great shape ,I have a lot of Lincoln cents that would score up there aways on the mid state scale , a lot that is uncirculated and a lot that have been in circulation that look untouched , Edited: Please read rules on B/S/T ( offerings) .have a good night all .
    Last edited by a moderator: May 17, 2018
  13. Billy mehl #1

    Billy mehl #1 New Member

    edited - post like that are not permitted, please read the forum rules
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 15, 2018
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page