I'm a bit (quite a bit!) late to the party, but I thought I'd give you my two cents for your fifty <g>.
The EPU looks legit to me. Yes, I see Die Deterioration
, but guess what? A die with doubling will eventually deteriorate! Then you'll have die doubling AND Die Deterioration Doubling
. You may even have some MD too!
The presence of MD or DDD does not obviate any DD on a coin. It's not a binary choice.
Anyway, I see enough spread, separation lines, and split serifs to convince me that there is die-doubling. In any event (if you're still following this thread), I'd suggest sending it to John Wexler for a definitive opinion. He does not charge an arm and a leg, he knows his stuff, and if you're the first one to discover a variety, you will be THE name attributed, you'll get a letter from him that can be sent with the coin to a grading company and they'll make note of it and put something on the label in the slab -- and the first -- attributed -- coin of that type will carry a premium that later instances of that coin will not carry (only a factor if you are going to sell it, of course).
And now, for something completely different...
I have noticed something on virtually every coin forum and social media group I have seen. It is remarkably consistent. When a "newbie" shows up with a prospective error/variety coin, like clockwork, he will be inundated with assurances that his coin is PMD
or MD and is only worth face value, thanks for playing, and we don't have a lovely consolation prize for you.
All I can figure is that "The Group," per se -- those who've paid their dues, for lack of a better term -- equate "new to our group" with "zero numismatic knowledge, found a common coin and really thinks he's got something."
I've seen blatantly obvious bona fide var/err coins INSTANTLY dismissed as worthless rubbish -- and should "the newbie" go into, "But... but... let me explain, I don't think you're seeing what I'm seeing" mode, he will often be met with ANGER for daring to disagree with "The Group."
I have personally encountered this. I was actually BANNED from a Farcebook group, with the parting shot taken at me consisting of a string of venomous insults, informing me that the reason for what I "thought" was an issue with my cent was due to -- this is comical -- WEAR.
That's right -- my coin was OVER-weight due to "wear"!
So, I tend to be very circumspect WRT submitting coins for opinions. If I really need to be called an idiot, well, that's what my family is for. <g>
PS: This is not a "coin group" thing. It's a "this is OUR club, and YOU ain't a member!" thing. If you doubt that, just try adding some salient content to a Wikipedia article. No matter how on-point it is, I can almost guarantee that it will be reverted before the day is over. One of "the cabal" wil be offended -- and by golly he'll show YOU! (And if you have the gall to "unrevert" it, you'll be smacked down with a volley of incomprehensible Wikipedia nomenclature acronyms that only a TRUE "editor" can wield (or even understand).
And if you think THAT'S bad, then you shoulda seen Usenet twenty or thirty years ago!
But, if you're still here, you've been here for over a year, so maybe YOU'RE an insider now, in which case you can tell ME off! <g,d&r>