While many die varieties are esoteric and in the realm of error and
varieties specialists, others are popularly collected within a series.
These typically combine a variety that is visible to the unaided eye
and is available in sufficient quantities to meet mainstream collector
Below is one of three "mainstream"
varieties that Coin World is profiling in its latest Market
Analysis, and that each teach a lesson.
1918/7-S Standing Liberty quarter dollar, VG-10, CAC
Standing Liberty quarter dollar is a key to the series and is a
doubled die that is also an overdate — two hubs were used to create
the die, one dated 1917 and the other dated 1918 — that is visible to
the unaided eye. In lower circulated grades it is rare, largely
because the date is a high point and wears off quickly.
As such, an example grading Very Good 10 is unusual, as is one in this
grade with a green Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker indicating
quality within the grade.
This one, certified by PCGS, sold for $2,350
at a Feb. 3, 2014, auction.
Keep reading this Market Analysis:
1916 Indian Head 5¢ coin a 'mainstream' series die variety with
Lincoln, Doubled Die Obverse cent among the most famous, dramatic
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