It seems like there is no rest for the weary these days. Thanks to
Coin World readers, the doubled die parade continues to
march forward. Four more readers submitted some very interesting finds.
Reports in this column of the discovery of Lincoln, Lincoln
Memorial cents with extra memorial columns definitely have folks
looking closer at their cents. Coin World reader Lucien G.
Robinson got lucky and found a new listing for my files. The reverse
of his 1995-D cent shows an extra memorial column in the last bay of
the memorial. I now have this one listed as 1995-D 1¢ WDDR-005.
If you like that one, then look closely at the reverse of the 1998
Lincoln cent submitted by Coin World reader Patrick Andes. It
has an extremely strong partial image of the memorial floor and steps
at the bottom of the second, third, fourth and fifth memorial bays.
This one raised my eyebrows when I first saw it and is listed in my
files as 1998 1¢ WDDR-018.
Strong doubling shows on the left nostril of the cow on the
reverse of a 2004-P Wisconsin quarter dollar submitted by Coin
World reader Tanaka Davis. Six similar varieties are known for
the reverse of the 2004-P Wisconsin quarter dollars so this one goes
down in my files as 2004-P 25¢ WI WDDR-007.
Coin World reader Tony Russo has added a number of new
Franklin half dollar doubled die listings to my files, several for the
reverse of the 1951 Philadelphia Mint half dollars.
In addition, a new reverse doubled die for the 1951-S Franklin
half dollars, the first for this date and Mint in my files, adds to
his growing list of doubled die discoveries.
Doubling shows as strong notches on the letters of e pluribus
unum, and a strong spread to the east on the eagle. Doubling also
shows on the top right side of the bell yoke and the left side of the
bell clapper. This one is recorded in my files as 1951-S 50¢ WDDR-001.
We approach the end of another calendar year. Who will be the
first among the Coin World readers to find a 2012 dated
Will it be you?
John Wexler is a renowned numismatic researcher and author on
error coins and die varieties.