I Don't Know

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by David Swiger, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. David Swiger

    David Swiger New Member

    Is this machine doubling or slight doubled die......AND what are the odds of it happening on both sides.......OR is it one on one side plus the other on the reverse??? IMG_20210224_211937.jpg IMG_20210224_220934.jpg IMG_20210224_211937.jpg 1993D DDR.jpg 1993D DDO.jpg
     
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    If it looks flat and shelf like it's MD.
    Welcome to CT.
     
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  4. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    I think what you are seeing is called "split plate doubling." It happens a lot with the zinc pennies. But it would be helpful (at least to a bunch of us) if you would post a full photograph of the obverse and reverse of your coin.

    You can read here about 'doubling' https://www.lincolncentforum.com/lets-talk-about-doubling/

    Edited to say: Okay.. Since Collecting Nut is more experienced that I am...I defer to his numismatic opinion.

    Welcome to CoinTalk!
     
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's late and I'm tired so I can't see straight. It is a form of the dreaded NAV or no added value doubling.
     
  6. David Swiger

    David Swiger New Member

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  8. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    I don't think what you are seeing is unusual at all. Yes, look at many more pennies and read the articles that CoinTalkers recommend so you are gaining experience in actual eyeballing the coins as well as learning about the minting process and the materials used in making different US cents.

    Also, it seems to me that what you have there is either a "misaligned die" or a "off center strike." Since I am also just still learning, I almost never call this correctly. I want to call this an off-center strike but one where no added value is added to your coin because of it. I say 'off center strike" because both the obverse and reverse of your coin show that it is 'off center.' But the literature on this subject - and other CoinTalkers with great experience and expertise keep reminding me that in order for it to be off center strike, some part of the legend (at least) and/or other 'device' on the coin must be missing. I bet they would say that what we are seeing on your coin the result of a 'misaligned die."

    Anyway, here is an article which compares misaligned die and off-center strike coins.

    https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/off-center-error-coins/
     
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  9. David Swiger

    David Swiger New Member

    BUT, could we all agree that it's an odd one and not the norm??
     
  10. David Swiger

    David Swiger New Member

    Understandably to each their own, but I have to believe off the norm is something odd enough to hold on to, and since I'm not trying to get rich on this, well...... Still appreciate all input though, thanks.
     
  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    When you look at coins through high magnification every coin is unique just like real estate meaning they're all "odd" in one way or another. By all means if you can't yet appreciate that hold onto it unless you really need the money (lol).
     
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  12. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing this was found CRH or in pocket change. Your cost was 1 cent. Why not hold onto it if it interests you? I'm guessing it shouldn't break the bank ;)
     
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  13. David Swiger

    David Swiger New Member

    Very true, it's just that my battle beaten eyes can barely see to get around let alone a tiny coin. Still point taken, the real good stuff is obvious to a blind person.... but I'll keep it for the grandbabies anyway. Thanks
     
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  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It’s in good shape, David. No one’s taking that away from it. Good luck.
     
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