Another classic Lincoln cent doubled die variety crossed my desk this
past month thanks to Coin World reader Marvin L. Young. Young
submitted a 1982 Lincoln, Large Date copper cent with a bold obverse
doubled die. A strong Class V clockwise spread from a pivot near the
rim at approximately 5:00 shows on IN GOD WE TRUST and LIBERTY.
This is a well-known and well-documented variety. It is in my files
as 1982 1¢ WDDO-002.
The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America
lists the variety as 1-O-V while Coppercoins recorded it as 1DO-002.
It was deemed noteworthy enough to be included in The
Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties where it is listed as
Coin World reader James Daniels submitted a Proof 2009-S Lincoln,
Formative Years cent with a new doubled die reverse listing. A partial
extra index finger can be found just above the normal index finger. I
now have this one listed as 2009-S 1¢ FY WDDR-007. The 2009
commemorative Lincoln cents were a hotbed for the discovery of minor
doubled dies throughout that year and extending well into 2010.
A 2005-P Minnesota quarter dollar with a very nice reverse doubled
die was submitted by Jim Casey Jr. A large partial extra tree can be
seen touching the center right side of the target tree (the third
complete tree to the right of the state outline).
I have it listed as 2005-P 25¢ MN WDDR-013 and while it is not a new
listing, it has proven to be extremely elusive to those seeking the
variety after its discovery in 2005.
Capping things off this month is another State quarter dollar with a
doubled die reverse. This one is on a 2008-P New Mexico quarter dollar
submitted by Coin World reader Andy Turnbull. Doubling shows on
the lower left side of the second and third rays of the lower four
rays in the Zia Sun symbol that is seen over the state outline. This
one is a new listing for my files where I have it recorded as 2008-P
25¢ NM WDDR-007.