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When was it reported?

koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 23, 2020 4:47PM in U.S. Coin Forum

This query was posted in another thread which is no longer active-

"In what year was the 1916 dd buff discovered? I don’t know, but I would assume it was some years after the fact."

I'll answer it again for those who may be interested-

It was first reported in the July, 1962 issue of the "Numismatic Scrapbook" magazine, some 46 years after the fact. Here's the story. It certainly IS a hub doubled variety, i.e. a major doubled die. How the doubling on the feathers, ribbon ties, braid, neck, and chin were overlooked is a a mystery but the misconception was eventually corrected in subsequent issues. Other than the 1955/55 cent and, to a lesser degree, the 1939 "Doubled MONTICELLO" nickel and the 1934 doubled die obverse quarter, doubled dies were largely ignored except by a few (wise!) specialists.


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would seem coins have both a wider audience now as well as increased scrutiny by collectors. Cheers, RickO

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ever since the publication of both Breen's massive volume on US Coins and especially since the Cherrypicker's Guide, collectors and others are paying much closer attention.

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