I've recently bought a 1909-S from a reputable auction site that guarantees authenticity. Of course, I'm concerned about fakes and counterfeits.
The reverse has what looks like a double die. The S, stems, ribbon, and parts of the lettering have what appears to be a double die. I've included pictures. Realized price $450 + 15% BP. I grade it as EF40-45.
PLEASE let me know what you think! Fake or totally awesome?
The doubling looks to be Machine Doubling. Appears flat and shelf-like with no notching. Also the mintmark having identical doubling to the other elements is a clue to this as the mintmark was not added to the die during the hubbing process, it was added to the die by hand later.