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1952 Doubled Franklin

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I was looking at the photo's that Bob sent of this coin and I thought the date and chin area looked doubled. Can't tell if this is a DDO or just machine doubling.


What do you think?

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I see minor strke doubling (also known as Machine Die Doubling, or MDD). What I see much more than that is a late die state. There might be some die deterioration doubling (abbreviated DDD), but I can't really tell from this picture. What I do not see is true Hub doubling. Don't worry, many people make the same mistake.


The difference between the two is that with Hub Doubling, you will see distinct notched serifs. I don't see any of that with your coin.

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Thanks for the info. I was also looking at the chin and neck area which made me think it might be a doubled coin.


The issues I described are not limited to the date and legends. Strike doubling occurs on his bust all the time, and a late die state will affect the entire coin.


True hub doubling on Franklin's bust is very rare. There are only a couple of varieties where his bust is doubled.

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