In the July 21 installment of this column, I illustrated the
strongest known doubled die obverse for the 50 States quarter dollar
series. It is a copper-nickel clad Proof 1999-S Pennsylvania quarter
dollar with major obverse doubling that was submitted to ANACS. ANACS
did not provide the name of the person who submitted the coin to them.
Since penning that column I have learned that the variety was
submitted to ANACS by Siegfried Zeveckas. Congratulations to Mr.
Zeveckas for an outstanding find.
This time out, Coin World readers came up with two new
listings and two “oldies but goodies.”
The first is a 1959 Lincoln cent with an interesting doubled die
reverse that was submitted by Gerald Weakland. An extra Lincoln
Memorial column can be found in the third memorial bay. I have this
one listed as 1959 1¢ WDDR-014, which is a new listing for my files.
Dean M. Hengst submitted a 2013 Lincoln cent with a nice doubled die
obverse that also turned out to be a new listing for my files. Strong
extra thickness shows on the date and light extra thickness shows on
LIBERTY and TRUST. Notches show on portions of the 1 in the date. This
one is now in my files as 2013 1¢ WDDO-008.
A Proof 1961 Franklin half dollar with a nice reverse doubled die is
the first of those “oldies but goodies.” Doubling spread toward the
center shows on UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and HALF
DOLLAR with the strongest spread on the left half of the reverse. It
was submitted by Donald Yerxa and is nice enough to be illustrated in
The Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties where it is
listed as FS-803. I have it listed in my files as 1961 50¢ Pr WDDR-003.
John C. Manns submitted a 1973-D Kennedy half dollar with a major
doubled die obverse. It is a Class I doubled die with a clockwise
spread that shows on LIBERTY, the date, and IN GOD WE TRUST. It, too,
is illustrated in The Cherrypickers’ Guide where it is listed
as FS-101 (014.8). It is in my files as 1973-D 50¢ WDDO-001.