1987 penny DDR???

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Momof4, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Okay. I know I should totally be a pro by now, lol! But is the reverse actually a doubled die??? Please tell me I got it right for once! Everything looks like what all of you super smart and amazing people have been telling me to look for all these years!! But I can’t find a listing for it on Wexler’s or Variety Vista. Copper Coins does have one listed, but doesn’t seem the same???? BEA537AB-632B-479E-98B7-CB915D080378.jpeg BEA537AB-632B-479E-98B7-CB915D080378.jpeg 337806E4-FB9F-4E2E-9D11-6913EC05A43E.jpeg 20D8EDC2-93FD-41D4-B53F-A3157E3EBDDE.jpeg D47970C9-EF10-43E3-A779-E228D54DC8E2.jpeg FB7DDD55-C6D0-4AF3-AACD-D5631084FA18.jpeg 9D900981-2D53-4D50-ABCF-5E06BB225A6A.jpeg BAE1C7C2-5C16-4FA4-9472-117CB2CCDD9B.jpeg 1053552D-15B9-4033-9B6B-B2D29D134419.jpeg 81F5E5B7-1E6C-4999-B9E9-276787A2B713.jpeg
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Flat and shelf-like. MD.
     
  4. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Wow! I honestly thought I finally found something for once! I swear under the loupe- doesn’t look flat at all.
     
  5. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Even under the microscope, it looks completely different to me....
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

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  7. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    OMG! Maybe I should find a new hobby!
     
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  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Naw. Just gotta keep searching and learning.
     
  9. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    “But it’s SOOOOOOO HAAAAAARD” (completely shouting out as my 16 year old daughter does)!!!
     
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  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    As a dad of 3...I totally feel where you are coming from....and I'm not looking forward to when my kids get to that age haha....

    That being said, Searching for errors and varieties isn't easy. There are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more normal coins than there are errors and/or varieties.

    I just finished my 760th box of cents this week. I've found quite a few cool things...but I've gone through way more garbage.
     
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  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It's strike doubling. But call me super smart and amazing one more time and I could be persuaded different. :D
     
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  12. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Lol!! I seriously feel dumb as dirt every post I make! But then I only have a doctoral and masters in Psychology! And a coin collector, well some “might” say HOARDER since, as long as I can remember! Put someone’s brain in front of me and I can tell you everything that’s wrong! Put a coin in front of me and I’m drooling and clueless! So yep- amazing and smart you are!
     
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  13. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    My brother is 16 and does the exact same thing. I'm curious if his reaction to the coins is the same as your daughter. That's funny!

    The photo furryfrog posted is the best graphic I have ever seen on the topic. Simple, and effective. Keep looking
     
  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It's worth one million dollars! :)
     
  15. Luckyr

    Luckyr New Member

    one thing that started helping me see the difference is that, when it is machine doubling, the raised part of the letter or number has been reduced in size (or made smaller), like part of it has been taken away. And the raised part has sharp edges.
     
  16. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    There’s a big factor. One of the images has to be intact. It’s the second image punched in the hub. When you see part of that image cut off to form the other image, that’s due to the strike, it didn’t come from the die. Too many searchers are too focused on Wikipedia definitions like flat and shelf-like and no-serifs to understand what it is they’re even trying to identify in the first place. We’re trying to identify a doubled die. Understand it, how a die gets doubled. Read about it, so you understand what you’re looking for, then go off looking for it.
     
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not at all. Just do the coins when the kids are not around to distract you. It takes years to learn this stuff and you're doing just fine.
     
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