Re: Here's a cherry pickers lists of Lincoln Cent varieties
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:58 pm
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...Daniel wrote:It does make a difference in is a typo. I could never be fwd haterfwd wrote:...thanks for the up-dated list, daniel. i was noticing (due to a malfunctioning spell check
no doubt) however, the word double die instead of doubled die. yes? just a teeny bit
of constructive criticism. please don't hate me.
...Daniel wrote:I say that and it made me feel all funny inside rolf) Here's some more of that love from two of my best friends, Seiku and Salem.
Daniel wrote:It's means Victor David Brenner, and is the designer of the Linoln Cent. In 1909 some cents had the V.D.B. on the reverse, bottom rim, but people thought it was too large and the mint removed the initials. In 1918 the initials vdb where included in the design again, but on the obverse, below the shoulder, and have been there every since.
fwd wrote: ↑Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:35 am.....here's another one to add to your list.http://numismaticnews.net/article/1996_ ... s_Wide_AM/Daniel wrote:Also, the key dates to look for.
1909-S Over horizontal S
1911-D Over D (RPM)
1917-P Doubled Die Obverse
1922 No D
1936 Double Die Obverse
1944 D/S Variety 1
1944 D/S Variety 2
1955 Double die
1970-S Doubled die
1936 Double die obverse, the date, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST has some doubling.
1941 Double die reverse: Doubling of the date and LIBERTY.
1943-D The D is stamped over another D (RPM).
1943-P Should be a steel cent but there are reports of some struck using copper.
1944-D D over S the mint mark D is stamped over the S.
1946-S S Mint mark stamped over a D mint mark.
1955-D Stamped over a horizontal D.
1955-P No VDB.
1955-P Lincoln Wheat Cent Double Die cent.
1956-D D Stamped over a D mint mark.
1958-P Double die obverse.
1959-D First year for Memorial reverse, check for wheat reverse.
1960-D D over D RPM
1960-P Look for Small Date variety, the 6 has a shorter stem than normal.
1963-D Check to see if the 3 in the date is struck over another 3.
1968-D D mint mark stamped over another D.
1968-D Double die reverse, strong doubling in the word AMERICA.
1969-S Lincoln Memorial double die, all design features strongly doubled.
1970-S Small date Lincoln Cent with a doubled die reverse, strong doubling of TRUST & LIBERTY.
1970-S Small Date high 7.
1970-S Level 7. The 7 is level with rest of date.
1971-P Double die obverse, strong doubling on LIBERTY & IN GOD WE TRUST.
1972-P Lincoln Memorial Cent with a doubled date.
1973-P No V.D.B.
1980-D A shadow of an S mint mark struck above the D.
1982-P Doubling of IN GOD WE TRUST.
1983-P Doubled die reverse doubled, IN GOD WE TRUST doubled.
1984-P Doubled ear, look at the ear lobe.
1984-D Doubled Date.
1989-P No VDB.
1992 Close AM
1994-P Doubling of the last three columns on reverse.
1995-P Double die, LIBERTY doubled.
1995-D Double die obverse, strong doubling of the date and LIBERTY.
1997-P Double Die, look at the ear lobe like the 1984.
1998-P Wide AM reverse Lincoln Memorial Cent.
1999-P Wide AM reverse Lincoln Memorial Cent.
1999-P There may be double dies varieties.
2000-P Wide AM in America.
2003-P May be doubling of the steps, experts say “yes”, mint says “no”.
2006-P Double Die Obverse
2009 Look for doubling of the thumb