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2004 D Lincoln cent doubled ear

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 719 ✭✭✭✭

    There are no DDO listings on the ear for a 2004D cent. Looks like MD.
    Also avoid using screen shots, they are too pixilated.

  • @Greenstang said:
    There are no DDO listings on the ear for a 2004D cent. Looks like MD.
    Also avoid using screen shots, they are too pixilated.

    Just because there's no listing at the moment for a specific coin and error doesn't mean the coin and error don't exist but thank you for your opinion

  • ManorcourtmanManorcourtman Posts: 7,883 ✭✭✭✭

    In the top pic I see nothing. In the bottom pics I do not see any separation, just a shadow of what looks like a normal ear. If you look at the date on Coinfacts you will see the top pop coins which have a similar earlobe in some cases. I believe it is just die wear, maybe a little shelf doubling. Below is a pic of a 1997 Doubled ear Lincoln for comparison. The lobe is clearly doubled:

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,620 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That you need a microscope to see the separation (I do not see any sign of separation in the top full obv photo) leads me to see this as simple strike doubling or perhaps a bit of die deterioration doubling.

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  • ManorcourtmanManorcourtman Posts: 7,883 ✭✭✭✭

    I have spent many hours looking for Doubled ears in Zincolns over the years and have seen numerous examples of shelf doubling like your coin. It seems to be a common area for MD to occur. Just my 2 cents!

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 719 ✭✭✭✭

    I think one of the reasons MD occurs on Lincoln's ear so often is that it is a high spot on the coin and is the last spot the die touches when released from the strike.

  • jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Johnsnow said:
    Just because there's no listing at the moment for a specific coin and error doesn't mean the coin and error don't exist but thank you for your opinion

    That is true.

    However, if you want to claim that you are the first person to discover a variety thn a coin that was produced nearly 20 years ago, you need to provide convincing evidence. The pictures you have posted so far show a completely normal coin with no hint of doubling whatsoever.

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