Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by CeciliaS81, Apr 26, 2019.
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Be in a bright room to begin with too (many for some reasons find the darkest room). If there's a direct glare, for example from a lightbulb use a blank sheet of white paper to "diffuse" it and soften the light.
you did a good job though showing the "creeping" of the letters towards the edges.
the question is if this is from the mechanical motion going on from deterioration or from the actual die creation. I think the extension of the letters is from the mechanical "chatter" of the die pressing down, and not DD. But some stuff like this is confusing, so let some experts input too ...
here's a webpage of machine doubling on Cents .. https://errorvariety.com/OFD/MD.html
from now one you should identify *exactly* what you are looking at and asking about. Otherwise, you leave it to everyone to guess ...
but those do kinda look split to me with an arc to the split letters. Would need better pictures at an angle to those. Although .. looking at the rest of the coin might also be an indicator of what those are doing.
I was trying to check VarietyVista but the one page I landed one doesn't have any active links ...
Check that out
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