I'm sorry if I've wasted anyone's time looking at this post, as I really am a novice at numismatics. As I mentioned in my first post, I have "accumulated" coins and currency for the past 40 years or so. Just keeping coins and notes I thought looked different or somehow odd. I never really tried to find out if they were anything rare or valuable, as other priorities in life prevented my research (education!). To tell you how dumb I am, until 20 minutes ago, I thought "Double Die" was the same as a "Double Strike". I never realized Double Die's were actually an error to the DIE. I just figured that there were so many 'like' double die coins out there (like the 1955 LMC
) that there must have been a misalignment or misadjusted press that produced a bunch of messed up coins, and the mint couldn't find and destroy them all. It baffles me that someone at the Mint would/could allow a doubled-die be placed in a minting press for production. I just figured there would be to many quality checks on a die before it ever made it to the minting machines.
I also mentioned in my first post that I am slowly going through three generations of coins and currency 'accumulations' -- Mine, my fathers, and both my grandfathers. I do have several copies of the Red Book
, along with a few other publications, but they aren't as valuable as this forum community - and I must admit, learning here is quicker and more convenient -- and I know that sometimes aggerates seasoned collectors who learned the hard way....
Anyway, sorry for the false DDR
post here. Hopefully a future new collector will happen upon it and learn something.
I'll probably be posting more silly questions in the near future, so please bear with me.
Once again, thanks.