Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by PaNT3rA, Jul 21, 2019.
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Do you see all of the notches on the tips of the letters and the star?
Wow.. Barely. But they are there! How about on older circulated coins? Is one of the things to look for thickening of letters and numbers?
Some show notching on the devices
Some depending on how strong the Doubled die is will show separation lines. And yet some have a rotation to them.
Each class is different.
Personally, I don't think too much of any doubled die whose only attribute is thick lettering because it can be hard to distinguish the doubling from heavy circulation or die deterioration on an older coin.
Yeah, I know of one person on these forums who thinks a lot of "fat letters", but I don't think much of him, as well.
Most of the thick lettering is associated with the single squeeze method. I stand right there with you on thick lettering unless it is a MS coin with nice and full luster. In the multiple squeeze era of doubled dies class Vl is the one associated to thick devices. The minor ones do not show much. But the strong examples are very noticeable.
At least in the Rosie's.
Cherrypicker's Guide would be a nice addition to your collection. Those two books have all the big doubled-die varieties you can ask for. Pictures too.
Ok. Thank you. I've been reading different web articles trying to learn all about hub doubling, like the different classes, different severity of the doubling, also read up on machine doubling so I wouldn't get it confused. Now I'm just playing around with my bag of circulated silver coins and trying to apply what I've learned. It is nice to have this forum cause I also scroll around reading all the good information you guys provide.
This allows you to focus on a specific aspect of the coin design. While RPMs are not technically a doubled die they are created due to doubling of the Mint Mark. Although RPMs do exhibit some unique characteristics many are the same as those you look for in a doubled die. Once you are comfortable with RPMs - the transition of broadening your focus to the entire design searching for doubled dies will be a lot easier. Just my opinion.
Thank you for the advice. I really haven't focused much on RPM's so I don't know much about them, sounds interesting. On a side note I have a lot of proof sets and mint sets as well, these circulated dimes are in my junk silver bag and I'm waiting for my coin microscope to come in the mail, I know that will make a world of difference.
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