Double die?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Ranson, Oct 1, 2022.

  1. Ranson

    Ranson New Member

    Just got a microscope and was wondering if this is a DD, or typical with this close of a view?

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  3. cwart

    cwart Senior Member

    I don't knw enough to weigh in for sure about whats going n with the coin, but I am pretty sure the ones with the knowledge are going to ask for a pic of the full obverse of the coin as well as the close up. Just a friendly heads up that might speed up getting an answer... :)
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hello @Ranson .
    Welcome to Cointalk!!
    What you are seeing is commonly known as "Machine doubling or Strike doubling" and adds NO value. Coool just the same.
    Just a wise tip: The only thing that you really need is a good loupe for seeing Errors and variety coins. If " No one going by the train sees it than it's not all that desirable to collectors. That's just my Two cents for the evening. ;) MD-Graphic_2.jpg
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  5. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    @Ranson …the proper term used is “doubled die”. Since you created the post, you can fix the title before it is too late…just click on “Thread Tools” at the top right of the thread…Spark
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    @Ranson ? This belongs in the Error section. Not here, wherever that may be! LoL
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Common MD
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  8. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It's very typical with that close of a view. It's called "strike doubling." That is to say, it happens by virtue of the striking of the planchet. Look at virtually any coin at that high a level of magnification and you're just about guaranteed to find it somewhere on the coin. In fact it's near impossible to find a coin that doesn't have it at that high level of magnification. One doesn't realize that when one's focus is only on one coin.
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  9. Ranson

    Ranson New Member

    I don’t think it’s that critical of a situation, thanks for the info though
  10. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    If not critical then it isn't important to answer you

    Correct terminology is important
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You’re new and he’s just giving you honest and helpful information.
  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Doubled Die..
    is the correct numismatic terminology!

    Sure is critical :watching:
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