Double die? Straight line for mint mark

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Dreamin_Sqaw, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Dreamin_Sqaw

    Dreamin_Sqaw New Member

    Im new to the coin collecting world and i love it. Im trying to learn what im seeing.
    Hours of late night coin searching through a 15 gallon coin jar can confuse as much as excite me on this journey.
    I hope someone can help me to know what im seeing in these pics. Is this double die or just " worn out" coins? Im also including a 1966 coin for opinions on the " mint mark"... Or atleast a mark where i thought the mint mark would be located.
    Thank you all in advance for any education you may be able to enhance my eager to learn brain.
    Ive tried to load pics with the " mint mark" from a different angle
     

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Damage and wear. Nothing else. Keep searching.
     
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Normal wear and a bit of damage.
     
  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Egamad ! Yrros .
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A wee bit too much alcohol this evening?
     
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Just 2 Corona's . Will I get the Virus ? :jawdrop:
     
  8. Vizzura

    Vizzura Member

    Everyone knows it takes at least a 6 pack of Coronas to get the virus.
     
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  9. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Lots of wear on the 1957 cent. There appears to be an obliterated MM on the other coin, however, since the 1966 cent was only minted in Philadelphia, a smooshed die chip must account for the mark.
     
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  10. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    Since you are learning, it is good to start with proper terminology. It is not double die - but "doubled die" or "hub doubling."

    And, welcome to CoinTalk @Dreamin_Sqaw !!
     
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  11. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I forgot. Welcome aboard The CT Train. I hope you enjoy the ride as you learn about coins.
     
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  12. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    Die chip ,it's where a worn die has chipped away leaving extra on the coin,
     
  13. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Die chip for me too.
     
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  14. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Just to be clear, mint marks were omitted for all US coins minted in 1965, 1966 and 1967. The Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco facilities all minted coins that year, but there is no way to tell which facility struck your 1966 LMC.

    Source: Coin World Almanac. Eighth Edition. 2011. Page 267.
     
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  15. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    One of the reasons I believe it to be a die chip
     
  16. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    It appears to me to be "moved metal" on the 1966 under the date. A die chip would leave a lump on the coin and not a gouge. I think it is just PMD.
     
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  17. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Can you tell us if there is a "lump" where the MM normally is or is there a gouge?
     
  18. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    The very first pic if the 66 in the correct orientation appears to me as half gouge and half lump. The bottom half is the gouge, the top half is the metal lump that was moved out of the gouge. If that were an anomaly on the die it would likely be on hundreds or thousands of coins in the exact same place and exact shape.
     
  19. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    The 1966 cent took a good hit. The raised part on the top is displaced metal from that hit
     
  20. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I spy a raised section on both the upper and lower portion of the "irregularity". You see a gouge. Only the owner of the coin will be able to advise which thought is correct.
     
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