Coin World readers submitted quite a mix of die varieties this
month, with most of them being new listings for my files. Daniel
Ksycki kicks things off with the only submission that was not a new
listing, but it is a nice variety all the same.
Ksycki submitted a 1960-D Lincoln, Large Date cent that shows a very
nice repunched Mint mark variety. Prior to 1990, the Mint marks were
hand punched into the working dies. To leave a satisfactory impression
of the Mint mark usually took more than one tap of a mallet to the
If that hand-held punch was moved at all between taps with the
mallet, a doubled or even tripled Mint mark could occur.
The 1960-D cent submitted by Mr. Ksycki shows a D/D West. I have it
listed in my files as 1960-D 1¢ WRPM-010 while CONECA lists the
variety as 1960-D 1¢ RPM #1. The Coppercoins website lists the variety
A 2013 Lincoln cent with a nice doubled die obverse was submitted by
Joseph Koelling. Extra thickness shows on LIBERTY where it is best
seen on the vertical bars of the letters increasing in strength from
left to right. Light extra thickness shows on the date. I now have
this one listed as 2013 1¢ WDDO-009.
Charles D. Hudson submitted a 2002-D Ohio quarter dollar that has a
nice doubled die obverse. Doubling shows on the underside of
Washington’s earlobe. This one is now in my files as 2002-D 25¢ OH WDDO-003.
A 1964-D Roosevelt dime with strong obverse doubling was submitted
by Mark W. Joyner. A strong spread to the east shows on Roosevelt’s
lips, nose and forehead. This is a new listing for my files where, I
entered it as 1964-D 10¢ WDDO-002. It’s hard to believe that this one
went undetected for 50 years.