1989P Lincoln - DDR??
Hello everyone. I’ve been a follower of this forum for over a year but just recently registered as a member. I’ve been very impressed by the vast amount of knowledge by the members and a recent coin star reject tray find is what prompted me to finally join and seek input on a coin. I apologize in advance for the quality of the picture. All I have is my iPhone and this is the best I have been able to produce. Any suggestions on how to get a better image are certainly welcome. As stated in the title, this is a 1989P with doubling on the reverse. The coin is by no means perfect but in excellent condition for where it was found. I have compared it to the one example on variety vista and the doubling on my coin is much more pronounced than that shown on VV. I’ve also read about mechanical doubling vs doubled die and seen the numerous posts by other people on this forum asking about doubling on their coins. Seems like the most popular question on here. I’ve tried to do my homework but I can’t say that it is definitively one or the other. I haven’t found another example that looks even remotely close. One thing that may not be apparent in a photo is that some/most of the doubling, above the T’s in STATES for example, are (to the eye) bright shiny silver as if the copper is somehow gone and the zinc exposed. In a photo it looks dark grey. I know it’s probably just mechanical doubling and not worth submitting for grading but thought I’d see what the experts here have to say. Thank you in advance for any help.