newly confirmed doubled die obverse for a 1919 Winged Liberty Head
dime has the specialty collecting community excited.
coin shows strong doubling on portions of the letters of the motto IN
GOD WE TRUST, with no apparent doubling visible elsewhere on the two
examples verified as of Feb. 24. The doubling on the coin is
strikingly similar to that on the famed 1916 Indian Head, Doubled Die
Obverse 5-cent coin, a variety that brings six-figure prices in high grade.
least one other suspected piece has been examined, but that coin
exhibited machine doubling, which is unrelated to a doubled die.
far, both examples that have been verified by experts are in
circulated condition. The first example discovered grades Fine
according to at least one expert, with the second example grading
with 1919 "Mercury" dimes should check their coins and any
with doubling on the obverse should be compared to the image
accompanying this article. Contact the writer via email if your
coin is identical to the coin depicted.
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