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1970 Kennedy Half Dollar Proof Double Die?

 
 
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 Posted 03/23/2019  12:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Whatsurprize to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The coin is not scratched. It is on a hard plastic case that has the scratches. This is part of a 1970 Proof Set that I bought on EBay.

To me it looks like there is doubling on Liberty as well as the year and In God We Trust.

I am not sure, so I am asking for opinions here.


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 Posted 03/23/2019  12:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you be more descriptive? Where do you see the doubling?
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 Posted 03/23/2019  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The glare may be hiding what you are seeing. Remove the glare or show the image in a different direction so it is not like a spotlight on the area you are wanting to show us. Allow the light to fall over the devices. from a different direction. Then rotate the image into a horizontal position.

I did some editing on your image and enlarged it on my computer. I can see Machine Doubling on most of the area including the mint mark. When the mint mark and the devices are all doubled in the same direction it is usually Machine Doubling 99% of the time.
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 Posted 03/23/2019  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a Doubled Die.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1988 P LMC RDV-006, 1998 P LMC Wide AM, and 2000 P LMC Wide AM. http://goccf.com/t/327834 http://goccf.com/t/294303 http://goccf.com/t/312900
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
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 Posted 03/23/2019  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add atrox001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would need to see better photos of the doubling to determine what die this could be...photos like the one attached below (50c 70S PR DDO-003). There are nine different doubled dies listed in the CONECA Master Listings. http://varietyvista.com/Variety%20M....htm#_1970-S
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