Identifying Close Spread Double Dies (1999 D Penny)

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JSparrow1220, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. JSparrow1220

    JSparrow1220 Active Member

    Hey guys, I hope that everyone is having a good day. I need help identifying close spread double dies. What to look for, how to tell if I've found a close spread double die, how to tell if a letter is notched, etc etc (everything from A-Z if it's not obvious doubling). It's confusing starting out, but I'm determined to learn more about it so please bear with me. The pics that I'm including in this post are being directly compared to Wexler's listing on his website: 1999-D 1c WDDO-001. The link for this listing is:

    Please feel free to give your honest opinions and explain to me why this is or isn't a double die. Coin collecting has become a big hobby for me and is something I'm very passionate about. I've found many error coins and have ran across a lot of neat finds, but doubling is still something that I continue to struggle with.

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  5. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Even I can see the doubling on IN. Great shots!

    Edit: what scope are you using? I am expecting a light box for Christmas and need to buy a scope next.
  6. JSparrow1220

    JSparrow1220 Active Member

    Thanks for the input guys, it lets me know that I'm on the right track. I'm slowly learning more about doubling, it's just hard to tell the difference sometimes between DD and worn dies. I'm using an Andonstar 500x USB microscope/endoscope.
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  7. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    It looks like a 5 MP ?
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