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1968 Nickel Dollar, Extra Line At Canoe Front

 
 
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They're not listed so I've never noticed them before. These are on two different coins. It's the raised thing between the canoe bow and the second waterline - what are we seeing here?


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 Posted 10/06/2019  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coin-Flipper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are 3 horizon varieties for the 1968 Nickel. One is normal variety and two are die polished/re-engraved.
Yours seems to be the Double Horizon Line #2 where top horizon only is re-engraved.
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Unless your talking about the island on the corner like a triangular?
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I'm sorry Coin-Flipper but your info is outdated. There is only two horizon line varieties. All 1968 nickel dollars have a doubled first horizon line - this was what DHL#2 used to refer to, before it was corrected to be a normal coin. The true extra water line variety (what DHL#1 referred to) has all the horizon lines doubled.

Yes, I'm referring to the triangular thing. Sorry if it was unclear!

SPP, question about the 2013 catalogue: how do you differentiate between Rev-004 (EWL) and Rev-005 ( DDR)? As far as I've seen, if there are extra water lines, the date (and other legends) would also be doubled and vice versa, so both of these would always be present on the coin.
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Both Rev-004 and -005 are double die reverses. The classic "EWL" is the end-member, or the most extreme. You will see a strong gap between the waterlines, and a notching of the feather on the First Nation sitting in the front of the canoe for Rev-004.

You do have to be careful with strong Machine Doubling versus a DDR - look for the notching in the top of the 6 in the date, for a true DDR.

I wrote about this in the CN Journal some time ago. Send me a message and I'll send you a PDF copy.
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The triangular thing is a mystery, you can also get a doubled island (which is not a DDR)... there are a ton of nuances with the 1968 nickel dollar, I just gave up trying to look so closely.
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All 1968 nickel dollars have a doubled first horizon line - this was what DHL#2 used to refer to, before it was corrected to be a normal coin.


There are exceptions: the No Island variety, due to excessive over polishing of the die, usually has no doubled first horizon line.
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Thanks SPP! These are a strange series, some years are chock full of varieties and some years have none.
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