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Is this a D/D RPM?

This is not a “trick” question. Just upgraded my iPhone 7 to a 14. Naturally the first thing I tested was the camera. I use the standard Camera app to take most of my detail photos. While testing, I pulled out a random slabbed example to test focus, detail, glare, etc. The piece I chose was a 1951 D Franklin MS 65 FBL. While comparing shots of the reverse, I saw what appears to be a RPM “D”. CONECA does not list a RPM for a 1951 D but Wexler doubleddie.com/1228740.html lists two. The closest match would be, “1951-D 50¢ WRPM-001 - Description: D/D Tilted (Rotated)”. However, this RPM does not match the Wexler WRPM-001 and does not share any of the markers. In addition, the position of this MM is slightly “east” of WRPM-001 MM. Thus, my question:
Do you think this is a D/D RPM?

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 3,873 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like it could be. Seems to have split serif.

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  • JRoccoJRocco Posts: 14,233 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes it is

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 6,897 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks to be a D/D to me. If it ain't one of the ones listed, maybe you should submit it to Wexler and get the discovery piece. Kudos.


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  • IntueorIntueor Posts: 298 ✭✭✭

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    Looks to be a D/D to me. If it ain't one of the ones listed, maybe you should submit it to Wexler and get the discovery piece. Kudos.


    Thanks Pete, I too think it is a new variety. However, Mr. Wexler has a bulletin on his website that indicates "...Dr. Daniel Griffin, the RPM attributer for the Wexler RPM Files has asked me to announce that he will be moving to Iowa City, Iowa in the middle of July. For now, packages of RPMs and OMMs being sent for attribution should be temporarily held until he is settled. His new address in Iowa City will follow at a future date." Guess I will need to wait.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 96,265 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Intueor... Sure looks like an RPM D... Good luck with the attribution. Would be great to have a discovery coin. Cheers, RickO

  • rmpsrpmsrmpsrpms Posts: 1,755 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a D/D/D to me.

    You took that pic with an iPhone 14?

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,319 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @messydesk could attribute it for you for a minor fee...plus you get a neato sticker!

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  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,095 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not so sure. The secondary mint mark looks a bit flat as if machine doubled. The upper serif might not be split, either. Playing with it in the light should provide more insight.

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