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1982 P DDO?

#1 Unread post by ave13co » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:53 pm

New collector here. Coin roll hunting recently and found a very interesting Lincoln cent. Went to coppercoins.com but couldn't find much info. Would someone advise what I have here. Also, coppercoins isn't accepting coins right now according to what I saw. Anyway please see the images..
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Re: 1982 P DDO?

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:48 am

It's possible this the 005. Images are just not that good with all the light reflections but check it against Wexler's listing

http://doubleddie.com/828781.html

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Re: 1982 P DDO?

#3 Unread post by mhonzell » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:55 am

Nice find!

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Re: 1982 P DDO?

#4 Unread post by ave13co » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:22 am

Thanks for your response. More likely 004. This is a zinc coin. 2.6 Grams. I will submit to Wexler and see what he thinks about it. As for my camera, I agree too much light. I am using a Plugable 250X microscope and a 42 Inch TV screen to be able to see up close. But I am not satisfied with the microscope. Just can't get a good enough image to see.

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Re: 1982 P DDO?

#5 Unread post by Paul » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:18 am

I definitely hugeeyes the doubling on the tail of the 2.
If you're using a USB scope for your images, there is a bit of a learning curve with lighting issues.
:eureka:
As Daniel has stated, there's a lot of "reflect" here,... Which makes observing the doubling in your other images very difficult.
This just comes down to 'time behind the scope', and practice, practice, and more practice.

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#6 Unread post by ave13co » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:39 am

There are 8 LED lights shining bright on the coin. I have experimented with the ambient lighting around the coin and it does look a bit better. But I think if the was a filter(translucent) between the LED and coin it might be even better. Going to call the Plugable people to see if they offer anything like that.

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#7 Unread post by mhonzell » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:54 pm

So, I wrap toliet tissue around my lights, one layer, to diffuse the light. If it is a ring of lights, then leave them off and get one simple desk light with a bright white LED bulb. Turn off room incandescent lights. Or, photograph in front of a window with sunlight.

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#8 Unread post by Paul » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:22 pm

:eureka:
I use a piece of a 1/2 gallon plastic milk jug (semi translucent) as a 'light diffuser', with a twisty florescent "daylight" bulb as a light source.

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Re: 1982 P DDO?

#9 Unread post by ave13co » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:34 pm

Thanks for your suggestions. Like you said...practice, practice, practice. Went to Coneca. Not finding an exact match for my coin. Fat date is not mentioned at coneca,Wexler or coppercoins.com. Might be new variety. At least I can hope so.

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Re: 1982 P DDO?

#10 Unread post by Paul » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:24 pm

As you practice with your scope, 'spin the coin' as you are viewing it.

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... As you become more proficient with your scope, it's settings, and becoming familiar with interpreting the images you are picking up...
You will realize that "reflection doubling" on your monitor, can be very easily confused with die doubling, & you will find that 'spinning' the coin with an alternate light source removes the possibility of this reflect doubling.

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