Double Struck Lincoln Cent, showing 2 Lincoln heads

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by happy_collector, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Want to share a recent purchase of a double struck Lincoln cent.

    Both Lincoln heads are facing the same direction, which is great and what I am looking for. Copper coin seems to give a better feel than zinc in such D/S coins. NGC slabbed, with MS63RB.


    Most importantly, I feel it is a complement my existing collection of 2-headed quarter and nickel. Quite fun to look at when placed side-by-side. :happy::happy:

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Nice. Those are great!
    Thanks for sharing..

    Here are some from my collection -
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  4. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    @happy_collector, @paddyman98- very nice examples!


    If you don't mind, could I ask an off topic question? Any Mint employees here? Can someone/anyone tell me "exactly" how these get out into circulation?

    I find it very difficult to believe they actually walk out the door in a Mint employee's pocket with the extreme levels of security in place today.
  5. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    I think these "larger than normal size" error coins escaped the Mint through large Mint bags. They became much rarer though after late 2001, since most got sorted out by the riddler and other means. But a few exceptions do come out.
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  6. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Islander...I was thinking the same exact thing. Thanks for asking this....

    My mind went right to a coin roll and thats not ever going work lol. How do they escape the mint???? They must put their heads together and find a way out.
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Missed by quality control.. They ended up in mint sealed bags. They are found by banks and companies that roll up the coins. They save the mint errors and sell them to collectors.
  8. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Yep, got it! Getting out/escaping in Mint bags. Now I get it. I can see that happening and can understand that. Thanks very much gents. I feel better now. ;)
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