1972..Double die??

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  1. Chris ogburn

    Chris ogburn New Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] 15182350234671233695554.jpg hello I'm a new coin hunter. I think I have a few good penny's .
    What y'all think about these 72s?
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    All 4 show Misaligned Die Strikes. Normal for Cents minted in the 70's

    I don't see any doubling

    By the way.. The correct numismatic terminology is Doubled Die and not double die.
    Big difference.
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  4. Chris ogburn

    Chris ogburn New Member

    Hey thanks. Good to know miss aligned is normal in the 70s
  5. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Perhaps a better descriptor would be "common".

    As for doubled dies, there are numerous known for 1972 and better photos would be necessary to say for sure if you have anything (although what I can see doesn't suggest anything beyond the same remote possibility any cent of this date has). Also, you need to understand that there is a form of doubling exceptionally common on 72s from each of the mints, and is referred to as "master doubling". Basically what this means is that a master die displayed doubling that was then transferred to the working, resulting in said doubling being displayed on every coin such working dies produced. It has been estimated that over 50% of 1972 cents display this, so it is something you will encounter.
  6. Chris ogburn

    Chris ogburn New Member

    Hey thank you. I'm so glad to be able to find out about the coins I habe found ill be posting more pictures. Or shall I say rolling the dice
  7. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Perhaps think of it this way: each time you "roll the dice" now, you're learning and upping your odds for next time. Please do post photos of whatever questions you have; most folks - and Paddy is a great example - are more than happy to help.

    Also, I should have posted this earlier when writing of the master doubling; my apologies for not doing so. The link lists the 72-P doubled dies (known to Wexler), but if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, the very last listing shows and describes said master doubling.

  8. Chris ogburn

    Chris ogburn New Member

    Thank you so much. I think I might have found small date 82 it is only after days of looking thru magnify that I think I have one gonna try to post if I could only fog out how to access my gallery from here

    Ok found it I think the first one is small the second is closest to rim and looks like swan.

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  9. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    The one on the left is indeed a small, and the one on the right a large date.
  10. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Now go find that brass 1982 small date with a 'D' mint mark. Then you'll have something worth $$$!
  11. Chris ogburn

    Chris ogburn New Member

    10.4thanks for reply! I am stoked to know I finally differentiate big 2 and little 2 how much does the brass one weigh??
  12. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    The brass is 3.11 grams (1/10 troy ounce). The Zincolns (I love that term that I saw on here) weigh 2.50 grams.
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