Feel weird asking this ddr error on quarter i have?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by BlondeWhit, Nov 10, 2018 at 4:23 AM.

  1. BlondeWhit

    BlondeWhit New Member

    20181110_015553.jpg this pic was incredibly hard to capture and i had to rig my microscope with my phone. Are most of the pictures on here taken with a seperate camera? My phone is pretty good but just wont focus up that close. Can anyone tell me any tips? This is just one of the coins ive come across that i really wanted some feed back with. I realize that the chances of finding a doubled die is so slim, so ive done quite a bit of research to try to tell the difference between mechanical doubling and doubled die coin and im not sure if im missing something or if i just need to read a whole lot more about it and that it is infact as hard as im making it to tell the diffence. Ive referenced a few coins to master lists of variety doubled die coins and when it goes into the markers you can compare with, i feel like the older coins have so many marks that die cracks, die gouges, and die chips are so impossible to recognize. Btw, are die chips, gouges, and cracks pretty much the same thing? Are they indented into the coin or raised? Im thinking it would be raised if im picturing it in my head but can someone please clarify. Im going in circles lol. Not to mention that ive NEVER posted anything on forums before in my life and hope that this post and the only other one i made a few days ago were following the guidelines and good etiquette.
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Welcome to CoinTalk

    You need to tell us what year your Quarter is.

    Please provide full pictures of both sides of the Quarter. This will also give more clues.

    So far I see Mechanical Doubling. IMHO
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  4. Dave363

    Dave363 Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to Cointalk
    IMO based on your pic and the lighting it appears to be MD, it would help in the future if you could show the whole coin.

    Most of us like the front and back of the coin, as far as taking pictures it takes some getting use to.

    I use my phone and a 10x loop for close ups but just keep practicing and you'll figure it out.lol
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  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    A DDR is considered a variety.
    Variety's are due to the die design. The die strikes many coins and will produce the same characteristic through out it's use.
    Errors are not a characteristic of the die. They happen when there is a failure during the striking process.

    I see Mechanical doubling on your coin.
    If you don't have a good reference. This will help
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  6. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Did someone say Morgan Dollars?

    Machine Doubling...devices are reduced in size and doubling is flat and shelflike.
  7. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Yes, not depressed, but raised or level. Cracks are often level if small, and raised if large. Think of it like a waffle iron, if you hit the raised squares of the iron ( pretend coin die) with a chisel and knock a chip out when you use it , the mix ( coin metal)will rise into that area and produce a raised bump on the waffle ( Die chip caused). Oh, and I see MD also) Jim
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