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A month ago levelsofmadnes posted a Block Island quarter they found that looked to have a minor DDR
similar to the numerous other ATB Quarter
DDRs we have seen in the past couple of years. http://goccf.com/t/345132
However, when they sent it to James Wiles, he said it was not a DDR
but a contact mark AND Machine Doubling
. I found the results annoying, but I did not see the coin in-person so I was hesitant to say I disagreed with Wiles' opinion.
But now I confidently say I disagree. Today I found myself a Block Island quarter with slightly stronger doubling that clearly is not MD or a contact mark. The feather has not decreased in size, die movement this large would have greatly affected the original feather and would not be as isolated. And I see no evidence of damage, the surface of the doubled feather is smooth and rounded.
I listed it today as CRDR-001: http://crdievarieties.com/doku.php?...ri25ccrdr001