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1 Cent 1985 Double Die?

 
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 Posted 03/07/2021  05:25 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bvlro6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello!

I have found this 1 cent 1985 D, which might have a doubling of the "D" letter mint mark (no doubling elsewhere). I am not an expert in errors, in fact I just started looking into those and I am currently learning about them. So, it is difficult for me to say if this is indeed a double die or something else.

I would really appreciate if somebody with more experience could take a look at the attached pictures and let me know what they think.

The "doubling" around the D letter is a bit puzzling to me. It has a different color compared to the rest of the coin. Is it something else? maybe dirt of some kind?

Thank you for all your help!


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 Posted 03/07/2021  06:28 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF!

Your coin is showing Split Plate Doubling. This happens on copper plated zinc cents when the strike pressure splits the copper layer and exposes the zinc core underneath. It's common and doesn't add any value and it's not true doubling.

Good question on your part and REALLY nice photography!
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 Posted 03/07/2021  06:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bvlro6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much for your answer. I have to be honest and confess that I have never heard of Split Plate Doubling! So, this is great, I am learning new things.

Thank you for the compliment regarding the photos. I am an amateur photographer currently working on improving my coin photography skills. I still have some work to do, things to learn and some equipment to buy...

Best!

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 Posted 03/07/2021  08:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice photos! Yes, it's a matter of split plating.
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 Posted 03/07/2021  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Check out our photography section.
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 Posted 03/07/2021  5:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome! A good place to spend time on learning is error-ref.com. A lot of pics and explanations to help.
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It has been happening since 1982 when the Zincolns' made there ugly appearance. First was the issue with the rinse technique to remove the zinc dust that was being plated over giving the orange peel texture. Then the split plating issues and now the ridge ring die breakdown issue. Whats next, there will always be a new curve thrown at us.
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