What is considered to be the finest certified and graded example of
1919 Winged Liberty Head, Doubled Die Obverse dime from among
approximately 10 pieces recorded realized $9,075 in a GreatCollections online auction that closed Feb.
14. The price realized reflects the $8,250 final closing price
combined with the 10 percent buyer’s fee.
Originally graded and encapsulated Extremely Fine 40 by ANACS, the coin was
crossed into a Professional Coin Grading Service holder, still
In total, 54 bids combined were placed by 12 unique bidders, with
the winner being a Midwest collector, according to GreatCollections
President Ian Russell.
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Reporting about the first two examples experts examined was
published in Coin World in February 2015. The EF-40 coin sold
in the GreatCollections sale was the second example of the doubled die
dime reported to experts. It did not sell in an August 2015 eBay
auction where it was offered for $9,999. The first coin reported,
currently graded ANACS Very Fine 20, was being offered as of Feb. 18,
2016, on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $11,550.
The coin shows strong doubling just on portions of the letters of IN
GOD WE TRUST. The doubling is similar to the 1916 Indian Head, Doubled
Die Obverse 5-cent coin variety that brings six-figure prices in high grade.
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