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Sir, is it possible to have a coin/Cent that showes....

1.Strike Doubling.
2.Minor or Major Dye Wear.
3.And...Nice Dye Doubling.

         All in One Coin!  Have you seen anything of the sort in any US Cent.Can it be a possibility? Since,all dyes have to wear out sometime in their age.Tech,speaking its virtually impossible not to have some-amout of Dye wear even if the cent is creating a pure DDO.Is that correct?
I,know that all 1969s that are (Certified) as DDO show some amount of Strike Doubling in combo with Real Dye Doubling.So,its still a genuine DDO.

What would really help me to understand better about is if I had a pic of cent or coin that showes  all 3 in ONE.Perhaps,a good example may be found in a 1972 DDO series?

God Bless,
Beck,
Lincoln Cent Treasure Hunter
Preserving the American Hitorical Heritage

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Hi Beck,

"Strike doubling" and "Die Wear (erosion) doubling" are two ways to say the same thing.  The wearing out of the die causes the shelf-like doubling.

So, yes it is certainly possible to have both die wear doubling and die doubling exhibited on the same coin -- for a doubled die coin that was struck by a worn die.

Sorry but I don't have a picture to show you.

Dan

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