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1955 Double Die Cent
In 1955 something unusual happened at the Philadelphia Mint. During the process of preparing the working dies that were to be used for striking Lincoln cents, an error occurred.

1955 double die
..... Click the link for more information. that occurred during production of the one cent coin
Cent (United States)
Value: 1 cent ($0.01 U.S. dollars)
Mass: 2.5 g
Diameter: 19.05 mm
Thickness: 1.55 mm
Edge: plain
Composition: Copper-plated Zinc
97.5% Zn, 2.5% Cu
Obverse ...

Common Misspellings: double die
I check every single coin that comes into my hands to see if it is a doubled die minting variety! ...

Double Die: A mint error where the coin was struck twice. Such a coin will show doubling in the letters or numbers.
Eye Appeal: This refers to the overall attractiveness of a coin.

Double Die - A die which was impressed twice from the hub with a major or minor off-centering of the second impression. When this doubled die is used and area or the entire devices of one side of the coin appears doubled.

~ - A term sometimes intended to mean a doubled die coin caused by machine doubling.
Doubled Die - A die with doubled details, letters and/or numerals during its minting.

This is a coin that shows numbers or letters doubled. It is caused when the coin die was made with a doubled design on parts of it.
Popular name of a Spanish gold coin originally valued at 4 dollars.

A dubious term sometimes intended to mean a doubled die coin and sometimes indicating machine doubling (because there is often a substantial difference in value between the two, a savvy buyer will be sure to determine which case is true for any coin described as such)
doubled die ...

1917 ~ Obverse
Finally discovered in 1977, after going unnoticed for 60 years, the obverse shows substantial doubling in the word TRUST and the date, particularly on the 7. It is elusive in all grades.

1984. ~. PCGS graded MS-66 Red. Lincoln's ear is strongly doubled on this popular variety (PCGS # 3062) .
Estimated Value $325 - 350.
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1859-S ~ Obverse: This variety shows clear doubling on the BERTY in LIBERTY. This doubling is mostly on the lower portions of the letters and it is farily easy to see with light magnification.

A ~ is an error in the manufacturing process, which results in a doubling of the image (devise) and the wording (legends) on the coin. In other words, the physical appearance of the coin is that it looks out of focus.

~ reverse. The magnifications compare the last R of QUARTER, the U of UNITED and the CA of AMERICA with the corresponding elements on a 1961 Washington Quarter to illustrate the doubling.
PCGS PR65 DDR FS-801 (FS-022.5)
1961 Washington Quarter ...

~ - A coin that was struck twice with the same die, with one strike slightly off from the other.
Doubled Die Obverse - die variety ...

~ varieties are actually errors because the coin after being stamped does not exit the die but remains in the die and is struck again causing parts of the design to be duplicated.

A die that has been struck more than once by a hub in misaligned positions, resulting in doubling of design elements.

~ - A coin struck by a working die that has two slightly rotated impressions from a working hub. This is not to be confused with machine doubling which creates a shelf like doubling affect on the coin. True ~s are rare and several are very popular varieties within a series of coins.

~ - A die that received one of its several blows from a hub or device punch in accidentally imperfect alignment.
Drachma - The standard Greek monetary unit. A small silver coin approximately equal to the Roman denarius.

~ Reverse, Doubling seen on the baack (reverse) of the coin.
double mike ...

DD (~) - A coin that shows duplicate details on the same coin.
Double Eagle - Older U.S. Twenty Dollar gold pieces.
Eagle - Older U.S. Ten Dollar gold pieces.

1972-P ~ OBVERSE, ANACS MS-63 RED, Breen 2265. Estimates are that 75,000 of these types released. This is the major doubled die variety I, only fault is a few darker small spots on reverse, otherwise, obverse quality is frosty red and higher than graded.

Look for ~ Obverse
Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

~a coin that shows numbers or letters doubled. Caused by the coin die having been made with a doubled design on parts of it. Example: 1955 ~ Lincoln cent. Double EagleLiterally two eagles, or twenty dollars. A twenty-dollar U.S. gold coin issued from 1850 through 1932.

~ A die which has a multiple image created during the die-making process. Coins struck from a doubled die show a doubled image. There are many different causes of doubled dies, and many doubled die coins. Sometimes mistakenly called ~.

- nick name given to a popular Spanish gold coin. Often associated with pirates and buried treasure. ~
- a coin that shows numbers or letters doubled. Caused by the coin die having been made with a doubled design on parts of it. Example: 1955 ~ Lincoln cent. double dime ...

~ Die that received two misaligned impressions from a hub; more commonly, a coin struck by such a die. Doubloon Popular name of a Spanish gold coin originally valued at $16.00. Dump (Australia) Centre of the holey dollar with a value of fifteen pence.

~ See doubled die. Double Eagle The official name for the U.S. gold $20 coin struck for circulation from 1849 through 1932. double-struck A condition that results when a coin is not ejected from a die and is struck a second time.

1955 Lincoln Cent ~
The 1955 doubled die is one of the most famous error coins. It is well-known and prices for genuine doubled die coins are priceed in the hundreds of dollars, depending on condition.

Look out for 1974 ~ halves!
- When searching dimes only check the rims, its much faster and keep a close look for dirty silver rims.

The Walking Liberty series has only one significant error, the 1946-P ~ reverse. It is the only one listed by PCGS. There are some less notable varieties/errors that have been reported such as 1928-S large and small mint marks, 1942 D over S and a 1943/2 overdate.

It is important to use the correct terminology. "~" would represent two dies, and as you know, we are dealing with a single die, with a final product which has a doubled (past tense) image, so therefore, doubled die is the correct term.

1959 High Over Low Relief Eagle ~ Reverse Half
Canada 1948 & 1949 Obverse Cent Varieties
Chinese Cash Sports Four-eyed Dragon ...

26 mm / 9.3g
die axis 6:00
~-link to Varbanov plate coin
Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior - M. Claudius Agrippa ...

PROBLEM: The most trivial die varieties, repunched mint marks (RPMs), ~s, repunched dates and even die states command additional money and additional requirements on the part of the collector's knowledge.

An acronym for Doubled Die Obverse.
See Also -- ~
Someone whose occupation is buying, selling, and trading numismatic material.

Answer: The rarity is what makes them worth that much, and the difference from a normal 1969-S Lincoln Cent is that expensive coin has a ~ obverse.

A numismatic item that unintentionally varies from the norm. Ordinarily, overdates are not errors since they were done intentionally while other die-cutting 'mistakes' are considered errors. ~s, planchet clips, off-metal strikings, etc. also are errors.
essai ...

The more common Washington Head version of the Quarter Dollars has some interesting varieties like ~s for 1934, 1942-D, 1943, and 1943-S.
Costs for Quarter Dollars vary. Collecting quarters will give you a wide range of price types to choose from. You might pay just $1.

Usually a mis-made coin are not intended for circulation, but can also refer to an engraving or die-cutting error not discovered until the coins are released to circulation. ~s, planchet clips, off-metal strikings, are examples of these mint errors.

It might in fact be paired with many obverses: a good illustration of the random ~ box at work is the coinage of C. Piso Frugi.8 Considerations such as these complicate efforts to calculate the lifetime of a reverse in relation to the obverse.

~s, planchet clips, off-metal strikings, etc. also are errors. essai Term for trial, pattern, and experimental strikings. The anglicized version is essay and literally means a test or trial. expert A specialist in a particular numismatic area. (i.e.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Double, Coin, Mint, Collector, Dollar?

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