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1972 Cent - MD or intentionally doctored?

jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,381 ✭✭✭✭✭



  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,676 ✭✭✭✭✭
          MD ALL THE WAY!
  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Machine doubling.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MD, the only doubling is the date not LIBERTY or IN GOD WE TRUST. The date does not appear to have the numerals thinner which would result from intentional trimming. So MD would be my opinion.

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obvious classic machine doubling.

    Why would you think altered? No tooling marks. I can help you understand this. For me, it's easy. But don't ask me to explain chemistry to you. I got a "C" in chemistry, 45 years ago. I'm better in math and other sciences, and numismatics.

    Any mechanical alteration of the surface would NOT leave the coin looking like this. Yes, this just looks "right" for machine doubling and we can use terms like, "shelf-like" appearance of the numerals but the best way to recognize machine doubling is to see examples over and over again. The when you see one that isn't machine doubling, "it just doesn't look right" for machine doubling. Again, seeing enough genuine examples is the key to spotting wrong ones. This one has that classic "shelf-like appearance" and is definitely machine doubling.

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MD all the way. (And I ain't no Doctor). ;)


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

    Strong machine doubling. I found lots of 1972s like this when I was searching bags of cents for the Die #1 back in 1972. Never found the "Big One" but I did find multiples of dies #2, 3, and 8.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is machine doubling.... It has not been tooled. No numismatic premium. Cheers, RickO

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am so far aboard with the upper replies. Can you provide a picture of the reverse side?

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 21, 2021 8:27AM

    @WAYNEAS said:
    I am so far aboard with the upper replies. Can you provide a picture of the reverse side?

    I could dig one out. I sold it for $9.50 last week.

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