Can a coin be DDO if only the date is doubled?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JAMES RONDINONE, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. This coin is of a 1957-D penny. Only the date is doubled. Is it still considered as a DDO? 1957-D-D Penny - DATE.jpg 1957-D Date .jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That is clearly MD - Mechanical Doubling
    Flat and shelflike.
    Or it can even be Die Deterioration doubling.
    Pick one ;)

    Not a Doubled Die variety.
  4. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    yes, it can, but that isn't it
  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    James, you can see where the original size of the numerals have been narrowed, the rest having been flattened down to the coins surface. A true doubled die would have a raised, more rounded appearance to the secondary image making the numbers appear wider than their original size, often with " notching" on the extremes and what look like split serifs.
    That's about as simple as I can make it, I am sure others can more eloquently explain it
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Maybe this helps : MD-Graphic_2.jpg
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  7. mike estes

    mike estes Active Member

    thats a great diagram, thanks SensibleSal66 it will help me out at
  8. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    So, what you guys are saying is...

    It's not an error coin whatsoever, because what? The dies slipped during the punch, so it's my fault?

    Would logic dictate that if it can off the punch, and out of the mint...that it's an error? Or do mint stamp their coins all like that?

    Yes, I know I being a shart a**, but come on's still an error coin!
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yours is a classic case of MD.
  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Coins are Struck not stamped . Thank all . Happy Thanksgiving , Holiday OOO, OOOh christmas-vacation2-eddie-fly-zap.gif
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  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Great post. THanks for the diagram also.
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  12. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    @PassthePuck is not an error. It is strike damage and very common with NAV...go to to learn what real errors are... @paddyman98 has already chimed in, he would know...he’s been collecting them for over a hundred years (just ask him)...Spark
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  13. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Dear Pass the Puck
    I feel your pain and fully understand your question / statement. I too have wondered why a coin can leave the mint in less than perfect condition and it not be considered an error. Mechanical doubling is a prime example. Normal coins don’t look like that yet it is considered to be “normal”. You have to wonder who makes the rules and what is the basis.

    I once was told I needed to provide an explanation for why a coin I possessed could end up looking like it did. ME??? I’ve read articles and watched videos about the minting process but I’m not mechanically inclined to answer that. But still I’m holding a coin in my hand that is unlike any I’ve ever seen. A platypus should not exist yet it does.
    Well after a couple of years of being confused, ridiculed, seeing 2 coins that appear to be identical yet one is an error and another is not, etc, etc, one kind soul shared the answer with me. And so I shall share it with you. With this you can sleep more easily at night and face the world with a smile. The answer is “Because!”
  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Yes. Any part of the coins obverse. For that matter the reverse also
  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Think you got it. Cuz I even understand you
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  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Yes it’s less the perfect. I see your point but you really can’t have it both ways. I like the coin. Interesting
  17. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    I remember someone had some coins battered from a parking lot, demanding they should be called "mint errors" because it could have occurred in the mint's parking lot. I think they took them to Etsy.
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