Doubled Die, or Machine Doubling?
In examining my coins carefully to see which ones should be submitted to CAC, the dealer yesterday rejected this XF45 1921-D Mercury dime for that, but found doubling that he suspects is real (die) doubling. He suggested that I submit it to Variety Vista for his opinion.
I thought I'd at least ask for opinions here before bothering James Wiles.
The doubling is around the edge of the obverse. It's particularly strong on the "R," "T" and "Y" of "LIBERTY," but it's also evident on other letters and the date. I see little (or no) sign of doubling on the motto. It appears to be stronger on the right side of the obverse.
Thanks in advance for your input. I apologize a bit for the photo; I don't have a macro lens or a light box, but I do have some skills and excellent equipment for landscape and wildlife photography (which is how the equipment normally is employed).