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MD or DD 1977 nickel?

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OrDirtDevil
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 Posted 02/01/2008  02:02 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add OrDirtDevil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Was starting to look at all my mint sets and found this 1977 5 cent. Seem to have a lot of doubling on the date and Canada. Took a few quick shots of it. What is your opinion of it. Try getting a better picture tomorrow if it will help.

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 Posted 02/01/2008  09:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jim1953 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ODD, what I am seeing looks like machine doubling. Classic flat shelf appearance to me.
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 Posted 02/01/2008  09:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lucky_13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Theres a lot of machine doubling out there.

Jim..As I am learning..is it safe to say that if you have a Double die..you would surely know it. That it would be quite obvious?
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 Posted 02/01/2008  09:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jim1953 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lucky, a strong understanding of the types of doubling out there that are not value adding, such as machine doubling, will make the others become much more obvious. Coppercoins website, http://coppercoins.com/ , has been a great help to me. I would also suggest his book, "Looking through Lincoln Cents". He does an excellent job of describing all of the primary known doublings with very descriptive pics.

I would say that once you start to see machine doubling for what it is, true die doubling will become fairly obvious. Machine doubling is the one that throws most everyone and it is very prevalent. I am willing to bet that if I grab a handful of 1950 and 1960 cents, I can find machine doubling on close to a third of them. Anyway, keep studying and I would suggest getting a scope. I finally invested in one recently and I am amazed how much more I see.
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 Posted 02/01/2008  10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lucky_13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your suggestions Jim
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