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Please, somebody tell me how this isn't doubled die


  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have been given the resources to learn about doubled dies many times but you obviously have not utilized them.

    You are still posting coins without even revealing the date and mintmark, which are key for you or anyone trying to help you in comparing to known examples.

    You have been told many times that machine doubling is flat and shelf-like. Do you understand what that means? If not then just ask for clarification.

    In any case, your doubling certainly looks "flat and shelf-like" to me.

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2021 2:33AM

    I see where it can be confusing.

    My advice is to buy a few slabbed coins of attributed DDO/DDR varieties.


    You are wasting time and money looking for varieties that do not exist.

    Also, known varieties will have known Pick Up Points (PUPS) that can identify the coin without ever looking for the DDO or DDR.

    This way you can avoid the why...

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: You will not learn if you refuse to listen to the teachers.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Clearly machine doubling... the posts above are very informative and if read/studied carefully, should allow you to identify true doubled dies in the future. Good luck, Cheers, RickO

  • AuldFartteAuldFartte Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭✭

    @Gurney266 - Save the image posted by @coinbuf , print it, and tack it to the wall above your computer. Refer to it every time you think you have a true double-die. Maybe print out this entire thread, along with all the others you've posted, READ the responses given you by the experts, and commit them to memory. Or read them all before asking about another not-double-die coin.


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  • USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2021 8:44AM

    We've all been there @Gurney266. It just takes time. You're looking in the right spots though!

    You're already way ahead of the game. Many call it a double die. You're right, a real double die is called "Doubled Die".

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

    I will echo what all the others are saying-that's classic machine doubling, NOT a doubled die.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinbuf said it all.

    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

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  • Gurney266Gurney266 Posts: 131 ✭✭

    Thanks everyone for the information, I finally understand the difference.

  • USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Gurney266 - Trust us, when you see a real one for the first time in hand...........it will jump off the coin a smack you!

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