I found a 1998 WAM and I think it's also a DDO.... opinions?

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I found a 1998 WAM and I think it's also a DDO.... opinions?

#1 Unread post by david.beck » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:34 am

Hi about 3 weeks ago I found a 1998 Wide AM Lincoln Cent. I was getting it ready to put on eBay earlier and the more I stared at it, I began seeing doubling. There is a possibility I stared at the coin too long and my eyes went crazy! Lol! But could you all give me some opinions on what you think? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you !
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Re: I found a 1998 WAM and I think it's also a DDO.... opinions?

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:07 am

You're seeing plating disturbances around the devices and you can find this on many copper plated, zinc planchet cents.

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Re: I found a 1998 WAM and I think it's also a DDO.... opinions?

#3 Unread post by PALH1 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:08 pm


:welcome:

i'm not sure 'what' i'm supposed to be looking at / seeing here,...... :confused:

:eureka:
for future reference, please place 'arrows / circles' on the images, or 'describe' what you are seeing.

...otherwise, from these pics, i hugeeyes "normal strike anomalies" that occur during minting.

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Re: I found a 1998 WAM and I think it's also a DDO.... opinions?

#4 Unread post by david.beck » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:14 pm

I was talking about the I B and E in Liberty and the bottom of Lincoln right up against his body it's very minute if it is

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Re: I found a 1998 WAM and I think it's also a DDO.... opinions?

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:44 pm

i would guess, now this is just a guess, that with the 'quality' of these 'close-up- images', ... that you are using a USB scope ?? :dunno

....& i hugeeyes what you are looking in your snaps.....
looking at coins for extended periods can 'boogle' your eyes......
it's also important to remember that "REFLECT" can really fool you when searching.....
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so,....if you suspect you've found something, try 'rotating the coin, or re-positioning' the scope, & view the same area again !

....but i do not see any 'die doubling' here ... JMO

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Re: I found a 1998 WAM and I think it's also a DDO.... opinions?

#6 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:29 am

Welcome!!!
From what I can see, IBE looks to be MD (Mechanical/Machine doubling) on the right side of the devices.
Nice job on the images. They are still in focus when enlarged.

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