Doubled Dies and Strike Doubling
Dear Journal, (or anybody else)
I am getting more and more into coins that exhibit doubling. It can be a doubled die, strike doubling or an RPM (repunched mintmark). While I realize that strike doubled coins do not have the same value (as defined by "worth") as true doubled dies, they are none the less fascinating.
They seem to be more plentiful than one might imagine, if you have the time and patience to look. The thrill of finding one of these coins in my change is as exciting as winning a prized gem on Ebay, and alot cheaper than Ebay too. They can be found in dealer stock bowls and even online for alot less than I thought.
They are not limited to the more recent coins either. The one I have pictured below is a 1922 Peace Dollar with tripled "B" in LIBERTY. Strike doubled, but I think it is totally AWESOME!! Do YOU have a Peace Dollar that exhibits strike doubling?? You just might!! Look!! This coin I bought cheap at my local dealer. There are those who would assign a lower value to these strike doubled coins as being damaged... They were minted this way, it is NOT post mint damage... so I say they are still very collectible.