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1857 Flying Eagle: DDO or Machine Doubling?

usacoinbookusacoinbook Posts: 64 ✭✭
edited February 1, 2023 6:44PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I found a pretty neat flying eagle that kinda looks like massive machine doubling on the date. However, it looks like lettering is also doubled and even the eagle wing is doubled. I was hoping for some opinions!


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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Kind of looks like what I had posted earlier with another coin. So I'm guessing shelf doubling which would be MD.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 1, 2023 7:16PM

    My vote is machine doubling, given the shelf-like appearance of it. I do wonder if the 1 might be repunched though, or if it’s just the lighting and image.
    On second thought no, the 1 isn’t repunched.

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    tincuptincup Posts: 4,785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd say machine doubling, but it does make you look twice.

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,765 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The dates were not hubbed on FE cents, so this is MD.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appears to be machine doubling.... and a very nice example. Cheers, RickO

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