Varieties Notebook column from the Nov. 21, 2016, weekly issue of
Robert Lawson kicks off discoveries this month with a 1944 Lincoln,
Doubled Die Obverse cent.
A very wide spread to the west shows as a strong partial extra 9
between the 9 and the 4 in the date. Another close spread shows on the
1 and the 9 also spread to the west. Lesser doubling in the form of an
extra eyelid can be seen below the normal eyelid and also on the first
and second T in TRUST. I now have this one listed in my files as 1944
Steve Smith got lucky and found an example of the 2014 Lincoln cent
that has a strong doubled die obverse that I have listed in my files
as 2014 1¢ WDDO-002. Very strong extra thickness and strong notching
shows on LIBERTY and the date. Light extra thickness shows on WE TRUST.
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Last month I reported on a nice doubled die reverse that was
submitted by Andrew Turnbull. It turns out that Mr. Turnbull has two
sons that share his interest in searching coins for die varieties.
Twelve-year-old Riley and 9-year-old Kaden both made nice finds while
searching 2015-P Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge quarter dollars.
The quarter dollar Riley submitted shows doubling below the right
end of the upper grass strip, between the great egret (left
background) and the great blue heron (right foreground). This one now
resides in my files as 2015-P 25¢ DE WDDR-026.
Not to be outdone by his brother, Kaden Turnbull submitted the
2015-P Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge quarter dollar that I have
listed as 2015-P 25¢ DE WDDR-027. It also shows strong doubling below
the right end of the upper grass strip between the great egret and the
great blue heron. It is wonderful to see young numismatists searching
for die varieties. They are the future of the hobby.