Last month, Standing Liberty quarter dollar specialist Robert H.
Knauss shared his example of the rare 1918/7-S Standing Liberty
quarter dollar overdate variety with us. This month, he is back with
another nice Standing Liberty quarter dollar doubled die variety — a
new listing for my files.
It is a doubled die obverse on a 1927 Standing Liberty quarter
dollar that I now have listed as 1927 25¢ WDDO-001. A Class II spread
toward the center shows on IN, TRUST, the date, the bottom of the
gown, and the bottom left and bottom right stars. In addition, Class
VI extra thickness shows on IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, the stars and
Only seven doubled working dies are known for this series so any
new discoveries like this one tend to cause a bit of excitement.
John O. Phillips submitted a 1935 Washington quarter dollar with a
doubled die obverse. Doubling spread to the north shows on the letters
of IN GOD WE TRUST while a close spread toward the center can be seen
on the letters of LIBERTY. This one is in my files as 1935 25¢
WDDO-001. It is also listed by the Combined Organizations of
Numismatic Error Collectors of America as 1935 25¢ 3-O-V.
The first known reverse doubled die for the 2012 Lincoln cent was
submitted by Jon A. Rice. Doubling shows on the lower letters of ONE
CENT, increasing in spread from left to right. It also shows on the
lower shield and both sets of designer’s initials, especially the J in JFM.
I have this one listed in my files as 2012 1¢ WDDR-001 while the
Coppercoins website lists the variety as 2012P-1DR-001.
No stranger to this column, Joseph Koelling submitted a 2013
Lincoln cent with a doubled die obverse.
Extra thickness shows on the letters of LIBERTY on the coin and
also on the 20 in the date. “Notches” show on the bottom left of the
ERTY in LIBERTY.
This one is listed in my files as 2013 1¢ WDDO-003 while
Coppercoins lists the variety as 2013P-1DO-006.
John Wexler is a renowned numismatic researcher and author on
error coins and die varieties.