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1804 (Half Cent) Machine Doubling  
 

 
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 Posted 06/12/2018  9:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 50Sproofs to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
*** Edited by Staff to Add Year / Mintmark / Denomination to Title. Titles are Important! ***

Hi guys, just wanted to verify the doubling on this 1804 Half Cent is Machine Doubling. I've always thought it was but the more I look at it the more I wonder if the underlining date has some definition..

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 Posted 06/12/2018  11:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jst1dreamr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice example. It looks like you are on the right track.
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Very clear close up pics.
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Post full pics of the coin, front and back.
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Weren't they screw presses then?
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Looks Good!
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Yes they were screw presses. Screw presses were used until 1836.
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So you can have Machine Doubling with a screw press?
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 Posted 06/15/2018  11:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure, in fact in the presses they had back then it is more likely. By the late 1820' early thirties the old presses had become so worn and "loose" that it wasn't unusual and fittings had to be frequently tightened to prevent it's occurrence.
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Never would have guessed that. Thanks.
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Thanks for the conformation guys..
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