Coin of the day #2

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ldhair, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'm going to try to post one coin each day about something fun. Feel free to add to the thread with something related.

    We see so many post about doubled die coins, I thought it would be fun to post one you can actually see. I can't think of a more famous doubled die than the 1955 Lincoln cent. Not too long after they were discovered, folks started selling the Poor Mans double die cent. I'm not sure if they were caused by machine doubling or simply worn out dies.

    The drawing below was made by Charles Daughtrey, Cool guy. If you guys see him at a show, take time to chat with him. To me he is the best Lincoln expert out there.
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  3. ldhair

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  4. Santinidollar

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    Nice feature you have going here.
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The reverse on the 55 DD should be rotated 15 degrees.
  6. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Nice drawing, Chuck !!!
  7. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    Very popular error!
  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    That's correct.
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    That is awesome.
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  10. DEA

    DEA Well-Known Member

    Thank you! That is the probably one of the first times I've actually been able to see the doubling. Those photos in the Red Book leave me mystified; "Doubling? Where's the doubling?"
  11. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    my dream coin.........just hard to pay $$$ for a penny.... :D
  12. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I thought folks would have a real doubled die coin to post.;)
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  13. Pickin and Grinin

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  14. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's nice when you see a real one.
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  15. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Nice thread you started. Did you notice that on the advertisement you posted the coin advertised was for a 1955 "Poor Man's Doubled Die"?
  16. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Yes. Years ago, there were ads like this all the time.
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  18. Pickin and Grinin

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  20. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Just purchased this last night 1972 DDO MS63RB Die 7.jpg
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