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Most Valuable Pennies Ever Sold

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For the world’s rarest pennies in the world, values are well over $100,000 and just under $2,000,000. Here are 15 of the most valuable pennies, based on over 200,000+ public records and auction sales figures. As a collector, you eventually get to the point where you need to purchase your coins from a coin dealer … Read more

New Lincoln Doubled Die found by Newcomer Collector in Georgia

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A new collector in Georgia repeatedly found examples of a 1995-D doubled die cent and profited accordingly. Doubling shows very clearly in all letters of the word TRUST on the 1995-D doubled-die cent. New collector Dilenia Fiore found seven of these in uncirculated rolls of the coins that she purchased online. Dilenia Fiore has reported … Read more

Some of the Rarest Doubled Die Varieties

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Doubled Dies Undoubtedly the rarest of die varieties in general are those on proof coins. Not only are there far fewer proof coins minted overall, but each proof die is used for only a few thousand coins before they are retired. In addition, each proof die is inspected more closely than business strike dies, so … Read more

Doubled Dies – What are they and how much are they worth?

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Doubled dies or the “doubled die” variety, is one of the most popular die varieties for collectors.  Because doubled dies are so popular, there is a lot of information out there about these varieties and they are often seen for sale on internet auction sites such as Ebay.  Unfortunately, not all of the information out … Read more

What is a Doubled die coin and what are die classes?

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What is a Doubled die coin and what are die classes?

 

Doubled die coin is a term in numismatics used to refer to doubling in the design elements of a coin. A Doubled die coin can appear as an outline of the design or in extreme cases, having legends and dates appear twice in an overlapping fashion.

5 Modern George Washington Quarter doubled dies found in pocket change

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5 Modern Washington Quarter doubled dies you can find in pocket change


The Washington quarter is the present quarter dollar or 25-cent piece issued by the United States Mint. The coin was first struck in 1932; the original version was designed by sculptor John Flanagan.
As the United States prepared to celebrate the 1932 bicentennial of the birth of its first president, George Washington, members of the bicentennial committee established by Congress sought a Washington half dollar. They wanted to displace for that year only the regular issue Walking Liberty half dollar; instead Congress permanently replaced the Standing Liberty quarter, requiring that a depiction of Washington appear on the obverse of the new coin. The committee had engaged sculptor Laura Gardin Fraser to design a commemorative medal, and wanted her to adapt her design for the quarter. Although Fraser’s work was supported by the Commission of Fine Arts and its chairman, Charles W. Moore, Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon chose a design by Flanagan, and Mellon’s successor, Ogden L. Mills, refused to disturb the decision.George Washington

 

The new silver quarters entered circulation on August 1, 1932; and continued to be struck in silver until the Mint transitioned to copper-nickel clad coinage in 1965. A special reverse commemorating the United States Bicentennial was used in 1975 and 1976, with all pieces bearing the double date 1776–1976; there are no 1975-dated quarters. Since 1999, the original eagle reverse has not been used; instead that side of the quarter has commemorated the 50 states, the nation’s other jurisdictions, and National Park Service sites—the last as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters series, which will continue until 2021. The bust of Washington was made smaller beginning in 1999; in 2010 it was restored to bring out greater detail.