Varieties Notebook column from Aug. 15, 2016, Weekly issue of
The Lincoln cents with the Union Shield reverse design are only in
their seventh year of production, but they are proving to be a fertile
hunting ground for die varieties.
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Starting things off is a 2011 Lincoln cent with a doubled die
obverse that was submitted by 14-year-old Dustin Ickow. Light extra
thickness shows on LIBERTY with the top right of the Y thicker than
the top left of the Y. Notches show on the bottom of left of the RTY
of LIBERTY. I now list this one as 2011 1¢ WDDO-008.
Don Hall keeps the ball rolling with his submission of a 2014
Lincoln cent that has a very strong doubled die obverse. Very strong
extra thickness shows on LIBERTY and the date. Light extra thickness
shows on IN GOD WE TRUST. This one is in my files as 2014 1¢ WDDO-003.
While this one is not a new listing, it is a nice find.
A 2016 Lincoln cent from Robert J. Piazza also shows a nice doubled
die obverse. I now have this one in my files as 2016 1¢ WDDO-004.
Strong extra thickness shows on the letters of LIBERTY. Notches show
on the lower left of the RTY.
The intersection of the second ray clockwise from the head of the
Statue of Liberty and the right arm of the Statue of Liberty is the
“target zone” for doubled dies produced on the reverse of the
Presidential dollar series. Coin World reader Andrew Miller submitted
a 2013-P William McKinley dollar that shows doubling in just that
location. It is now listed in my files as 2013-P $1 WM WDDR-004.
Doubled dies (mostly minor varieties) have been found on
Presidential dollars honoring 21 different U.S. presidents, leading me
to believe that it shouldn’t be too difficult to put together a
complete set of Presidential dollars with doubled dies. While such a
collection wouldn’t prove to be extremely valuable, it would certainly