1974 Kennedy Half double die reverse, no mint mark

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by pennsteve, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. pennsteve

    pennsteve Member

    I was reading about Kennedy halves doubled died obverse on the 1974-D coins, so I went through a roll and found a 1974 with no mint mark. On the reverse the word DOLLAR is doubled. Has anyone ever seen one? I'll try to scan it tomorrow and see if it can pick up the details. I've looked at the coin from different angles through a loupe to make sure I wasn't seeing shine, but it is clearly a double die.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. rickmp

    rickmp The other White Meat. Supporter

    Welcome to CT, Steve!

    A picture is absolutely necessary here.

    There is quite a difference between a true doubled die and machine doubling.
    If your half shows flat, shelf-like doubling, it is machine doubling, and carries no premium.
    If the lettering is raised and shows clear separation of the serifs, you most likely have a doubled die.
    You must post a photo here for me and other CTers to be able to offer educated opinions.
     
  4. jello

    jello (Not Expert)€ Supporter

    :welcome:Cointalk!!!
    We need a photo to help.
    :kewl:
     
  5. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    I have found MANY, MANY Kennedy halves with doubling on the letters on the reverse. They were all machine doubling. It is very common. The doubling you are looking for on the 1974-D is on the "TRUST" word on the obverse. I've found about 10-12 of them over the past couple of years.

    Good luck!
     
  6. pennsteve

    pennsteve Member

    Here is a scan of the coin. It was hard to get the detail. kennedyhalfDD.jpg
    My scanner darkened part of the photo, the D doubling didn't show up too good.
     
  7. pennsteve

    pennsteve Member

    Ok, I was just looking at the difference. So I'll assume this isn't a double die.
     
  8. Shoewrecky

    Shoewrecky Coin Hoarder

    The doubling looks flat which makes me believe that it is machine doubling.
     
  9. atrox001

    atrox001 Senior Member

    That is obviously MDD.

    Larry Nienaber
     
  10. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion Supporter

    I fully agree with Larry. This form of doubling is quite common on the clad Kennedy Half's.
     
  11. jello

    jello (Not Expert)€ Supporter

    :thumb:
    I to agree MD!!!
     
  12. rickmp

    rickmp The other White Meat. Supporter

    Yep, MD! Don't stop looking, though, you may find something someday.
     
  13. pennsteve

    pennsteve Member

    I checked 17 rolls. Oh well, at least I got one 1965 silver clad.
     
  14. rev1774

    rev1774 Well-Known Member

    +1 agree...
     
  15. JessseRyan

    JessseRyan New Member

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    I just found this 1974-D Kennedy Half Dollar in a roll that I bought at the bank today and believe that it may be a Double Die, I just started collecting this past winter though and do not know as much as many of you folks do about the different varieties of errors. If anyone might be able to lend me some knowledge I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you
    -Jesse Ryan
     
  16. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    looks like machine doubling to me. Sorry.
     
  17. atrox001

    atrox001 Senior Member

    Looks like MDD on this reverse.

    Larry Nienaber
     
  18. JessseRyan

    JessseRyan New Member

    (Newbie)

    What is the difference between Double Die and Machine Doubling?
     
  19. atrox001

    atrox001 Senior Member

  20. jello

    jello (Not Expert)€ Supporter

    Larry the link/pdf won't work.Or most fire walls won't open it,I am not correcting you just adding an easier link. but here a step by step way to tell what worthless doubling/MD+ whats a Doubled die. I hope this helps.:kewl:

    http://www.doubleddie.com/144822.html
    http://www.doubleddie.com/144843.html
    http://www.doubleddie.com/144864.html
    http://www.doubleddie.com/58285.html
    http://www.doubleddie.com/203801.html
    http://www.doubleddie.com/203822.html
     
  21. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion Supporter

    Repeat. MDD is quite common on Kennedy Half Dollars.
     
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