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Why is this Jefferson only a minor DDR? 1962-P

Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 21, 2021 7:16PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I sent some in some time ago and I am always amazed that it is a minor DDR it’s better then some that are listed why is this?

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure exactly what you are asking. Your nickel looks to be a doubled die reverse.

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  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 19, 2021 9:28PM

    Why is this Jefferson only a miner DDR?

    It was used for currency down in the mines. ;)

    In all seriousness, though, it is a subjective distinction. It's a "major" doubled die if it is in high demand. It is perhaps more difficult for a single 1962 5c DDR variety to stand out and generate higher demand when there are so many different varieties for that year with a similar degree of doubling:

    http://varietyvista.com/04b JN DD Vol 2/DDRs 1962.htm

    Undoubtedly, there are some collectors putting together a complete set of these, but likely not enough to create a large demand for them.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    because it has not been given the FS-801 designation (yet)

  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,972 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Calling it a 'minor' DD seems to be a misnomer since a loupe is not needed.

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Because it’s ore-dinary!

  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 30, 2021 5:40AM

    Was it found in a mine or by a miner or did you mean minor? >:)

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,566 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Because major doubling is rare to non existent, in the Jefferson series.

  • Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ya that’s what I meant haha minor….

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