1984 and 1997 Lincoln pennies with doubled ear

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by r3jar, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. r3jar

    r3jar New Member

    I went to Ken Potter's gallery and he has mentioned that these years have Lincoln's ear lobe doubled. There are pictures there and it states that the red areas are the doubling. I have looked at many many 1997's and 1984's and I can't see anything unusual. Anybody out there have any pictures that point this out so a relative newbe can determine if it is one or not? Also, I wonder how the ear could get doubled and nothing else on the coin is doubled? Most other coins that exhibit doubling have multiple areas that are discernable. I also have trouble with the 1994 doubled columns on the reverse (the last three). Can anybody recognize these? I sure can't. Even when he posts pictures of them, they do not look doubled. He points to areas on the stairs that are wavy. But wavy stairs are a far cry from doubled columns. Sure am glad I found this site as how would I ever get these questions answered otherwise. Much thanks to all who reply.
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    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    The doubling you ask about happened when the die was pressed into the hub for the second time. But how or why it only happens in certain areas of the coin is something that I have never seen anyone be able to explain. It just happens that way.

    But being able to recognize such doubling on a coin when you see it another matter. Are you saying that you cannot see the doubling in the pictures provided on Potter's site ? Or are you saying you cannot or have not seen the doubling on the coins you have examined ?

    If it the latter - then I'd have to say you just haven't found any yet. It's not on every coin, for that matter you may go your whole life and never find one.
  4. lawdogct

    lawdogct Coin Collector

    I know someone posted a picture to the forum a few weeks ago with a picture of a 1984 double die that they had found in circulation. I'll see if I can find the post and put the link up here for you. If not, I saved the picture at home for my own reference, and I'll post it later tonight.

    As GD stated, these coins are rare to find in circulation, but not impossible.
  5. andy21us

    andy21us Coin Hoarder

    For a good picture of a 1984 D/D penny look in the One-Minute Coin Expert Book by Scott A. Travers. This will give you the best example and description of this penny and many other.
  6. Steve E

    Steve E New Member

    If you have an '84 double ear there would be no trouble seeing it. It is easily seen with the naked eye. There are 2 VERY distinct ears with good seperation. The '97 is not as easy to spot but once you see one then you can detect it easily.
  7. r3jar

    r3jar New Member

    I meant that I cannot see the doubling on Potter's site. I just wanted a good example so I knew what to look for. Thanks for the reply.

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Hmmmm - dunno if this is the picture you were looking at or not - Click here - but that's about best pic of it I've ever seen. Look at the earlobe - then look immediately below it and you'll see another earlobe.
  9. lawdogct

    lawdogct Coin Collector

    Here's the pict from the previous thread, sorry I don't recall who to attribute it to....

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  10. r3jar

    r3jar New Member

    Thanks for the picture, it will help me a lot.
  11. Rho

    Rho New Member

    1984 Lincoln Penny double ear lobe0001.jpg I hope this emage is visable for you but if you look at the ear it has a double ear lobe.


  12. Judy morgan

    Judy morgan New Member

    Hello, I have a 1955 cent, on reverse is covered with brown stuff, IDK what to say about it, but I like to know what it is.
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