Morgan Doubled 9 & O?

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  1. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I was reviewing this 1903 Morgan for a closed 9 when I noticed that the 9 and O appeared to be doubled. Enlarge my photo and confirm or tell me I am seeing things. Even my wife saw the faint impressions of the numerals being doubled. If it is then is it machine doubled? Thanks

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  3. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    There might be some strike doubling, but that picture is way too out of focus to tell you anything useful.
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like the entire date is strike doubled but clearer photos are needed.
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  5. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I will work on a better photo. Under the microscope it is clearly doubled on the obverse date. Can't go out for natural lighting as it is snowing here in Idaho
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  6. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    The entire date looks affected, I can tell that. Get the pictures right-side up, too.
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  7. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    When I crop the photo it is right side up but when I attach it it flips. So I will try one upside down to see it it come thru right side up. Thanks again
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Please keep the snow.
  9. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Couldn't get a better photo today. Have a friend with a SLR Camera and will try to get it tomorrow
  10. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    If you're looking through a microscope, point whatever camera you have through the eyepiece and take a picture.

    There is only one known obverse with a repunched date for 1903-O, which was used for VAM 4 and 5. The 3 is doubled at the top, but there is no doubling on the 0. If that is not a match for what you have, then you probably have strike doubling or die fatigue doubling.
  11. Packrat

    Packrat Active Member

    Upside down, right side up-won't make any difference if the photo is sideways, will it?
  12. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    Which O is doubled? The O in ONE or DOLLAR?
  13. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    The "O" in 1903
  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    When enlarged, I see doubling on the entire date.
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  15. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    Ah, the zero.
  16. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    1903 Philly mint not NO
  17. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I see the doubled 9 & 0 & 3, so I'll recheck the 1 under microscope. Thanks
  18. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Not sure why I thought 03-O. :facepalm: Anyway, take a look at VAMs 12, 13, 14, and 15.
  19. Bud1 Wilson

    Bud1 Wilson Well-Known Member

    I went to 500 power and found doubling in the date, also if you examine the UNUM you will find that there is doubling in the N and the inner U, could be other areas also...
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  20. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    At 500 power, you're reading the dates on the coinage of the Whos that Horton heard.
  21. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    IMHO, this is not die doubling. It is strike, machine or deterioration doubling...Spark
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