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1980 Penny- Doubled Die, Mechanical Doubling, Or Nothing At All? Please Help.

 
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 Posted 11/03/2022  10:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ms3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All,
I found this penny in my son's penny jar. It looked to be in pretty good shape for a 1980 penny so I took a closer look at it (I'm a total beginner). The date seemed rather prominent, perhaps more so than I've seen on any other penny, including the newer ones. I looked under a magnifying glass and saw what looks like doubling, particularly in the date area. I attached some photos.

I seriously doubt this is a doubled die and think it's either a Mechanical Doubling, or perhaps not even that. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Best regards!



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 Posted 11/04/2022  01:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF There is only 1 DDO for 1980, it is a very noticeable DD. http://www.coppercoins.com/advsearch.php
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 Posted 11/04/2022  08:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe faint MD?



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 Posted 11/04/2022  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oddguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is not a doubled die but it is in good condition so, it is a good start of a collection for your son.
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 Posted 11/04/2022  7:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like glare doubling to me. Try photographing with defused light, such as daylight.

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 Posted 11/04/2022  9:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK. Not the best photos but show me no DDO. I am in the favor of a Mechanical Doubling. In 1980 many coins has this characteristic. Premium on? I do not think so because so many coins was same. Congrats to spot.
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 Posted 11/05/2022  6:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ms3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all very much for your input and welcoming me to this outstanding forum. Being a beginner, I still have much to learn including on how to photograph the coins. Here are a couple of photos in natural light- hope these are better. It appears to me that there is some doubling occurring particularly on "8" and "0" of the date.

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