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Double or not



Machine double or “double die” this is a proof.?








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Well...first of all, these giant blow-ups without full photos of the obverse and reverse are not very helpful at all.  To properly examine a coin through photos, we need good, clear photos of the full coin to place the blowups into their proper context.  Going forward, if you want us to help you, please follow these guidelines:

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@Mohawk is correct we need to see full coin obv and rev photos, at the very least we need to know what year this coin is (shrug).    From just these photos it appears to be simple strike doubling not any type of DDO.   However the additional information and photos are needed to confirm.

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im sorry i will do better next time this is the coin i had graded i know for this year there is like 3 different varieties if you see the nose it is trippled . It came back just pr 68 red. 


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Thanks, that helps.   There are three important enough DDO's for this date/mm to receive an FS number, and several other very minor DDO's.   However when viewing your photos and the one available via the PCGS website I still only see MD, or strike doubling whichever term you prefer.

Also as you were the one that submitted this coin did you select variety attribution when you submitted the coin?   If you don't ask and pay for the variety attribution you will not get it.   If you did ask for and pay the extra fee then PCGS determined that you have simple MD and no variety, which is what I see also.

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