Some insane doubling on this 1976 nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Bluntflame, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    I know this is likely MD, but it is still pretty strong, even for MD.
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  3. Bluntflame

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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It is DDD. anytime you see doubling on both sides of the devices it is from die deterioration.
  5. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    Ah, well still pretty strong, even for a common form of doubling. I am keeping it for that reason.
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  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    No, this is some insane DDD!!

  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Die Deterioration Doubling is considered worthless doubling.. Nothing to do with a true Doubled Die Variety.
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I surely don't know why anyone would want to post it, let alone, save it. It gives newcomers to the hobby the wrong impression. I guess that is why we have so many posts about worthless doubling on these forums. ~ Chris
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  9. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    Keep it for refrence of DDD
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  10. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I would have posted it and I would have kept it. I’m with you, Bluntflame!

    Now it’s obvious there are several groups of people who collect coins and visit this site.

    One group finds something they think is unique and valuable and hope to get rich selling it. They are shot down and probably don’t return. Your problem is solved.

    Another group are purists and I assume this would be your gang. Everything must be perfect or nearly so. Your collections contain flawless coins displayed in perfect order, sorted by many methods such as age, country, value etc. You probably buy, sell and trade to build your collections. A museum would be jealous of what you possess and doubtless it is museum quality.

    I belong in the third group. I search and collect for the pure joy of it. I also have pride and joy in my collections but for different reasons. I metal detector and so I only display items that I find. This includes historic relics and coins. I dig my coins or I search coin rolls for them. And so they are naturally scratched, nicked, gouged and environmentally damaged.

    BUT I DO NOT CARE! My prizes are every bit as beautiful and valuable TO ME as the best coin you have acquired. Because it’s MINE. MY PRECIOUS.

    Now some of you will understand and some will not. No doubt you think we are stupid and foolish and that’s ok. I don’t seek anybody’s approval but let me let you in on a secret. Some of us shake our head when we read how much you pay for your coins. And the fact that you brag about some of your coins is like hanging a trophy fish on your wall that somebody else caught. Looks nice but you had no involvement in catching it.

    Now I’m not trying to put anybody down. But we can all enjoy this hobby, in our own ways.
  11. usmc 6123

    usmc 6123 Member Dealer

    I like both coins I would keep and admire them.
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  12. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

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  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    There is one group that you failed to mention. It is those members who have to put up with the newcomers that have inherited the "collection" from a relative who comes here knowing nothing about numismatics but wants to know what grandfather's collection is worth. It is the heirs who do not believe knowledgeable collectors and insult them before they leave and never come back. If only that grandpa had labeled his coins "worthless doubling" or "worthless die crack" or "worthless grease-filled die" or whatever, maybe we wouldn't have to endure this BS. ~ Chris
  14. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Just keep in mind the coin you are keeping is a textbook example of die deterioration. Put it in a flip, if you must, and mark it “Specimen of worthless doubling - DDD”.

    I’m not being rude or cruel, I do this and send them to my granddaughter who is learning too...Spark
  15. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Try posting newbie questions on the major TPG forum site and see how much love you get. This site is far from perfect, but it IMO, it's significantly better for newbies.
  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I like @cpm9ball coins. I like your coins. Hell i like all coins. When i find coins like @Bluntflame i keep them just because there different. Plus i don't really know anybetter. So when blunt shows his coins. I think most of us members learn something. Even i shake my head at times when a see a parking lot coin posted
  17. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Good point
  18. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It is strong but not nearly the worst case I have seen, I used to have some 83 and 84 D's that the devices almost molded together, got them from an estate sale years ago. Think I paid $3 a roll. All MS coins.
  19. CaptainMac

    CaptainMac Gotta Love Those Errors!

    Keep searching, you'll find notable doubling soon enough, just takes time! This thread got a little more heated than I was expecting to see haha. If you like it though, keep it, use it for reference or whatever else, your collection after all.
  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    NAV, No Added Value Doubling
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  21. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Maybe there should be TWO versions of this site: COIN TALK for the serious, well knowledgeable collectors and COIN TALK LITE for the rest of us.

    in the LITE section we can ooh and ahhh over each other’s coins and in the other section you can laugh and mock and then have serious conversations with each other
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