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Doubled Die or Mechanical?

Hello, just getting into the hobby and I am still learning between Doubled Die and Mechanical Doubling. I have a 1989 P Roosevelt dime that is doubled on the reverse. My limited knowledge says possibly Doubled Die, but part of me believes it is Mechanical Doubling. Thoughts, insights? I appreciate any education to help me with my new journey. Thank You

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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,978 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Looks like mechanical doubling to me


  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    No evidence notching/split serifs. I believe it's die deterioration. Regardless if its MD or die deterioration, it isn't hub doubling and adds no value to the coin

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    @wolfwthagrnrse .... Welcome aboard... Yes, mechanical or machine doubling.... perhaps a bit of die deterioration as well. No numismatic premium. Great pictures.... Cheers, RickO


  • Thank you, that is what I was expecting. Since I am still learning I wanted some opinions before I dismissed the coin. Again thank you very much!

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