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Hi everyone .
i have this John Adams Dollar . is this doubled die coin I need your help .thanks lot .



  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have you read up on machine doubling or mechanical doubling? Good luck. Peace Roy

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  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excerpt from ANA's page:

    Machine Doubling vs. Doubled Dies

    Many times, people get machine doubling and real hub doubling mixed up. However, machine doubling is not worth much of anything while real doubled dies can be worth lots of money. The difference is that machine doubling happens in the striking process and occurs when an old die shifts when striking the coin, almost striking it twice. However, machine doubling is not a double struck coin. There are some distinctive ways to tell the difference between machine doubling and doubled dies. The main difference is that on machine doubling, the doubled part will appear smeared and shelf-like. In contrast, a true doubled die will be very defined and there will typically be two separate serifs at the end of each doubled letter, while the serifs on a machine doubled coin will be blended together. Also, on a true doubled die the doubling will be the same height as the original letters instead of being shorter than them.

  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @nooraden1 Based on my post above, what do you think it is?

  • nooraden1nooraden1 Posts: 300 ✭✭

    Hi all, thanks and also thanks for some info on the reply.

  • Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Didn't make it past your first post @dsessom

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely machine doubling.... Information above will help you in learning the difference. Cheers, RickO

  • nooraden1nooraden1 Posts: 300 ✭✭

    Thanks guys.

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