Altered coins ruins any value that they could of had. Original surfaces are desired by seasoned collectors. http://www.varietyvista.com/01b%20L...2SDDO004.htm
Note the description for the DDO
Description: Medium spread as an extra bar above the 2 of the date.
So that one area is the DDO
. The arrows are pointing towards the wrong area. The DDO is just the Bar above the cross bar on the horizontal area of the '2'.
On this listing on the Stage 'A', the master die doubling on the devices are not the DDO-004. What is the Master Die Doubling:
Note the arrows on my image. Those are the MDD areas. 50% of the cents that year have that. That is not the DDO-004, and no premium is seen on these MDD cents.
Back the to the V.V images:
The Coin is a proof coin, not a business strike coin. (Both were struck that year) Yours is not a proof coin.
On the images of the Stage 'A':
On the motto on the right sides of the coin, that is Machine Doubling
. (Cause post strike on this coin) This is not part of the DDO-004, only above the horizontal bar is that DDO
You coin is not the DDO-004, or any other DDO
. It is a normal coin. In order to be from this die, the hub doubling (The area above the cross bar) will be the only area that will show the DDO-004. Your coin is not from that die. All hub doubling must match. Machine Doubling
and the MDD is not part of the DDO-004. Also the location of the mintmarks will also be the same as this proof coin DDO