My 1971S penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jessica L McClellan, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. So I looked at alot of examples for 1971 s DD and my coin resembles alot of examples such as the pillars on back and the date and in God we trust ? His eye , ear and nose got something going on to? you guys see to ? picture_2019_8_24_21_3_55_992.jpg picture_2019_8_24_22_26_15_876.jpg IMG_20190824_223541.jpg

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Merged the duplicate threads.
  4. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    Yes. It is 'nothing' worthwhile.
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Die deterioration, meaning the die is worn out. Also, you should avoid handling coins except on the edges to prevent possible damage from finger prints.
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  6. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Jess. You are definitely trying. Buy a box of cents. And find a wide AM. That will pick your spirits up
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    This coin is a spender but please keep looking sooner or later you'll find something good.
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  8. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Hi Jessica
    I also am a looker trying to get a grasp on the fine points between “What is” and “what is not” in this hobby. One day both of us will surprise these guys with the best finds ever seen. Keep it up.
  9. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    "Resembles" isn't good enough. To be a match to a known DD it has to be exact (plus-minus wear).

    Let's say the die was truly doubled (vs. mechanical doubling which is unique to a given coin). It means EVERY coin struck from that die starts out EXACTLY the same.

    Sure, you'll have a little more die wear on the 100,000 th than the 1st, but otherwise exact. If the die is used beyond its realistic life, you'll see the effects of die deterioration doubling at the end. But also the characteristics of that die.

    If there's a split serif on the 7, then every coin will have that split serif. If there's no split serif on the 1, then no coin from that die will have a split serif 1.

    There might be another die with the split serif 1, but it won't have the split serif 7 unless that's also a characteristic of the die.
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I believe you both will one day.
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