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Stumbled upon this 1969s lincoln cent with unusual date/mm

youniqueyounique Posts: 882 ✭✭✭
edited April 14, 2022 8:34PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Apologize for poor pics... Mechanical doubling?


  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is MDD.

    The mintmark also shows doubling. That's the tipoff for MDD, as mintmarks won't be doubled on true doubled dies.

    They are punched in after the die is already made.


    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • youniqueyounique Posts: 882 ✭✭✭

    Thanks, appreciate it.

  • OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup... machine doubling is pretty common on 1969-S. Gets a lot of people excited for a moment.

    "You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."

  • matt_dacmatt_dac Posts: 954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The real thing is unmistakable

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, machine - or mechanical -doubling. @matt_dac... Thanks for the helpful images of a real doubled die coin. Cheers, RickO

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