Coin World readers continue to search their U.S. coins for
die varieties. This month’s installment of this column features four
new listings for my files.
Richard Miller submitted a 1947 Lincoln cent with a previously
unlisted doubled die obverse.
A Class IV spread to the south shows on the bottom of the inside
of the ear, the top of the bow tie, the eyelid, the top of the 9, the
TRU in TRUST, and the D in GOD.
An additional partial extra eyelid can be seen east of the normal
eyelid. This one is now listed as 1947 1¢ WDDO-007 in my files.
Coppercoins added the variety to their files as 1947P-1DO-006 and the
Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America
listed the variety as 1947 1¢ 5-O-IV+VIII.
A 2013 Lincoln cent from Joseph Koelling has a remarkable doubled
die reverse. Strong extra thickness shows on the lower letters in OF
AMERICA and the designer’s initials LB and JFM. Distortion shows on
the incuse letters of E PLURIBUS UNUM. It is easiest to spot this one
on the initials JFM where the verticals of each letter are three times
the normal thickness. I have this one listed as 2013 1¢ WDDR-001 and
Coppercoins lists it as 2013P-1DR-001. The variety shows that doubled
dies are still coming out of the U.S. Mints. Who will report the first
2014 doubled die variety of any denomination?
John S. Gillilan has a passion for Winged Liberty Head dimes and
submitted a 1936-D dime with two different varieties. The obverse has
a previously unlisted doubled die while the reverse has a strong
repunched Mint mark variety.
The obverse shows strong doubling on the lower 9. I have this
doubled die listed as 1936-D 10¢ WDDO-001.
The RPM variety is described as a D/D North. With RPMs the given
direction is the direction one moves in to get from the primary or
stronger punch to the secondary or weaker punch. I now have this RPM
listed as 1936-D 10¢ WRPM-005 while CONECA lists the RPM as 1936-D 10¢
CONECA does not list the obverse doubled die.
John Wexler is a renowned numismatic researcher and author on
error coins and die varieties.