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Started by Alan Glasser, March 28, 2015, 09:02:36 PM
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Quote from: alglasser on March 29, 2015, 01:28:23 AMProsit and Figleaf.It's GREAT hearing from you both! Thanks so much for you assistance, history lesson and GREAT photos! I am evaluating a collection for a new widow and I want to make sure that I get everything exactly right so she can sell for best value. I do the work at her house which is a bit of a challenge at times, but I'm determined to help her out as much as possible and be absolutely accurate. You gentlemen have helped us BOTH very much and I send most sincere thanks.Alan in MA
Quote from: Figleaf on March 29, 2015, 03:14:46 AMI think in both 1940 and 1941, the same thing happened: the date punch was struck with too much force and bounced. Over time, several dies were used with more or less doubling. As mentioned, 1941 is known with 4 and with less digits doubled. (In addition, on worn coins the punch doubling may have partially or completely worn away.) In the listings I have seen (notably Charlton) only the 0 in the date is mentioned as re-punched (double punched, I would say). On the above grounds, I would think that your coin shows punch doubling.Peter