1999 double die Nickel

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  1. kurt242424

    kurt242424 New Member

    What would this be worth has strong doubling on most of the lettering and numbers

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  3. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    There are no varieties listed for 1999-P at Variety Vista. It honestly looks like Machine/Mechanical/Strike doubling which is the worthless kind.

    You could try Brian’s Nickels to try to find a match but don’t get your hopes up…imo…Spark
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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Heavy die deterioration. It's not a doubled die.
    Notice how the doubling wraps around the devices.
  5. kurt242424

    kurt242424 New Member

    Its still pretty cool tho , so its not worth much? Like how much $100 maybe...?
  6. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    No, Kurt, it’s not worth more than face value. 5 cents USD. $0.05…one-half of the value of a dime…1/20th of a dollar.

    Please, I’m begging you…tell all of us why you think this is worth $100…Spark
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    More like..

    And the correct Numismatic terminology is Doubled Die not double die. Big difference.
    Remember that o_O
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  8. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    You might find one for sale on Etsy or eBay for an outrageous sum, and someone might even pay it who foolishly thought they were getting a rarity. But a knowledgeable collector or dealer would pay five cents because they are quite common. On the other hand, it is a very good example of worthless die deterioration doubling, and that is kinda cool. You should keep it to compare with others you will find. The lesson learned will be very valuable and you will have only spent five cents for it! I call that a bargain. Some people pay a lot more for the same lesson.
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  9. kurt242424

    kurt242424 New Member

    I think its worth $100 because the reason it has the doubling look is because the machine did malfunction other than a real double die that was intentionally made to do so . So this nickel is actually an accident
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    No. You are wrong. Mechanical doubling and Die deterioration doubling have no premium.
    It is NOT worth $100.00 o_O

    That is why they are considered worthless doubling!

    If it did all coin collectors would be Billionaires because they are the most common issues found on all denominations :banghead:

    Suggestion.. don't ask "How much would this be worth?"
    First ask what the issues could be. Learn the differences.
    We have plenty of knowledge to share with you. Not everything you find in circulation have high premiums.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2024
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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Send the OP a Postal Money Order. I'm sure he would take that for it. Education doesn't come cheap. Online advice does.

  12. kurt242424

    kurt242424 New Member

    Even tho its suchastrong mechaic doubling
    There is an error coin that is the same year and mint thatthe p has strong doubling on it . This coin has that too but its also everywhere else on the coin pretty strong , i can see with naked eye
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    You can think and believe all you want. It doesn't make it correct. It's still worthless doubling.
  14. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter


    Head to the bank and buy a box of nickels to look through. You will find dozens of specimens like yours or even worse. Your specimen was created by an aging die set and in loose equipment. You have both DD and MD doubling on your specimen, a common occurrence during the minting process.

    Your nickel is worth a nickel. And from a collectors view point, it wouldn't be collectable for the reasons offered. It's a spender...and will stay that way.

    Good luck on the hunt!!
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  15. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It has to be die doubling, Kurt. Yours is strike doubling. It's not worth nothing, as aforesaid. Or anything, it's not worth that, neither.
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  16. Cazador

    Cazador Supporter! Supporter

    It looks like five cents to me !!!!!!!!!!!
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  17. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

  18. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor

    It is die deterioration doubling, where the die was overused and hammered so much that the die eventual flatten and the design pushed outward. So its not from any error on the die itself, it was damaged due to overuse. Worth face value except for the unknowing on Itsy, Facebook, eBay, or others that are either uneducated in the area or just after the "CASH" asked from the unknowing. You will find 100,000 of such coin before you find one worth true DD value. Jim
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  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not a doubled die but a nice example of what a worn die can create.
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