Thanks for replying, To be frank I understand there are mostly individuals that are just learning and it's rare something legitimate comes along. I'm not a pro, I've spent the last 2-1/2 years studying memorial pennies and a bit of time on Jefferson nickels
. 70-80hrs a week. I've made a ton of mistakes, I can't grade to save my life but I do know the guidelines for DD vs MD. Thanks mostly to the advice of knowledgeable individuals on this site and the common reading sources.
What makes me upset is when there is to much objectivity, rules are used and broken at will, nothing is black and white. I've been advised several times that a DD will exhibit split corners or serifs. MD can't do that. This coin clearly has seperate doubled devices on the eye, nose, mouth & west neckline.
I believe the due that struck this coin was nearing the end of life or had been in contact with the hub to create several impressions either due press malfunction or operator mistake. When it was hubbed properly, the outside was cleaned up along with some areas in on the neck and hair. I believe the detail is too small to file the eye. That's the most logical chain of events I can come up with.
I can see the details in the pics just f fine. They may need to be enlarged. I'll work on getting some better shots. Thank You.