What does Double Die mean?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by AOmonsta, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. EvilKidsMeal

    EvilKidsMeal New Member

    I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure it would have happened if, say, the San Francisco mint shipped a die or dies to ,say, the Denver mint to use for production, in which case Denver would try and punch the D in over the S to make it their own die. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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  3. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    The coin did not originally get one mintmark and then another - the die did. So any coins struck by that die will have the overmintmark.
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  4. lucyray

    lucyray Ariel -n- Tango

    Forgive me my ignorance, but when these mistakes are made, do they KNOW it and just keep going? Miss part of their q c? No 'measure twice, cut once'? And, going back to the beginning of this thread, I do see the doubling in 'Liberty', but fail to pick up on what it is you are all seeing in the date (1909 , photo posted)
    Fascinating anyway.. thanks, Lucy
  5. proofartoncircs

    proofartoncircs Junior Member

    In the old days, mintmarks were added at Philadelphia where the dies were made. An S/D was a rather unusual mistake mede there.
  6. BeapBoop

    BeapBoop New Member

    What does the S mean?

    For example, 1972-S
  7. BeapBoop

    BeapBoop New Member

    What does the S mean?

    For example, 1972-S
  8. BeapBoop

    BeapBoop New Member

    What does the S mean?

    For example, 1972-S
  9. fish4uinmd

    fish4uinmd Well-Known Member

    A common variety...1900 O/CC...since dies were expensive to make, when CC mint closed down, they shipped the dies, in this case, to New Orleans.

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  10. fish4uinmd

    fish4uinmd Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the terrible pic...
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  12. fish4uinmd

    fish4uinmd Well-Known Member

    NOTE: as Hobo said above the correct term is doubleD die.
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  13. coinquest1961

    coinquest1961 Well-Known Member

    Good explanation by Hobo. The only thing I could imagine the term "double die" to mean would be two dies.
  14. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    These aren't errors. An error is from a production mistake on a single coin, and as such will be a unique occurrence. When something happens to the die such as with doubling or repunching, all coins created from that die will be a variety, not an error.
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  15. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    Why have we just continued a 5-year-old discussion?
  16. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    We like to raise stuff from the dead! Don't watch Walking Dead on AMC? :p
  17. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Double die doesn't mean anything. It's like one of those meaningless sayings like, "rama-lama-ding-dong" or "give peace a chance." ;)
  18. fish4uinmd

    fish4uinmd Well-Known Member

    Double"D" die.
  19. fish4uinmd

    fish4uinmd Well-Known Member

    Because we have new people here and hope to educate them on stuff that we may already know. :woot:
  20. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

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