1987-D Dime: worn out die or doubled?

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  1. MCPark82

    MCPark82 Active Member

    54729AE6-99C9-4F8E-8941-56186B54312F.jpeg CA4CFBF2-9961-4EC7-AFE3-E3B61CB734F6.jpeg A7C0129F-AFCD-4927-BF02-B43FA84F43DF.jpeg The front of the eye, top of the hair, LIBERTY, IGWT...
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Most of the time those issues are die deterioration.
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  4. MCPark82

    MCPark82 Active Member

    Well I guess I just don’t understand how to distinguish die deterioration from doubled dies... I mean it’s got an extra front of the eyeball!
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Looks like damage IMHO
  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    the eyeball thing kinda looks like a damaged die chip.

    the metal flow striations you see above the T and Y and between them are common identifiers for die deterioration. The dies are used for a long time and the pounding it gets finally starts to wear creases/scratches in the dies surface, thus becoming part of the elements in a way. it gets worse and worse over time .. kinda like how a car tires wears out.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The eye looks like it took a hit. The doubling is a worn die. Stick with. Sooner or later something will click for you.
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