Varieties Notebook column from July 19, 2016, Weekly issue of
Coin World readers are making it a hot summer for die variety
finds, reporting finds in different series and denominations.
Jean Agudio gets us started with a 2009 Lincoln, Formative Years
cent that has a nice doubled die reverse. A partial extra index finger
can be seen just below the thumb while a small part of the spine of
the book can be seen just above the thumb.
This is a well-documented variety. I have it in my files as 2009 1¢
FY WDDR-014 while the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error
Collectors of America lists the variety as 21-R-VIII. Coppercoins
lists the variety as 2009P-1DR-012. It was even deemed nice enough to
be included in The Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties
where it is listed as FS-01-2009-806.
Connect with Coin World:
A 1961-D/D Jefferson 5-cent coin with a bold repunched Mint mark was
submitted by Frank J. Belmont. It has a bold D/D South that I now have
listed in my files as 1961-D 5¢ WRPM-002. The direction associated
with an RPM is always the direction that one must travel to get from
the stronger secondary image to the weaker primary image.
Doubling shows on the lower part of Thomas Jefferson’s nose on the
reverse of a 2013-P Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter dollar
submitted by a gentleman who wishes to remain anonymous, but goes by
USMC60 for hobby purposes. I have this one in my files as 2013-P 25¢
A 2016-P Cumberland Gap National Historical Park quarter dollar
submitted by Noah Ledbetter shows a minor reverse doubled die that has
major significance. The frontiersman’s coat is doubled to the left of
the upper right arm, where the background hill intersects the right
arm. I now have this one listed as 2016-P 25¢ KY WDDR-002.