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1943 s ddo steel wheat cent
1943 s ddo steel wheat  

1943 s ddo steel cent
1943 s ddo steel cent  
Hello. Upon my findings within my hoard of wheat cents, I found a 1943 s mint  ddo steel wheat cent. There seems to be obvious doubling of the "4" in the date and also doubling of the mint mark s/s. I am aware of the varieties of weakness in the dies and machine doubling with this particular year, but what I have discovered with my coin is genuine. These picture may not do me any justice, but under my 10x magnifier you can clearly see the doubling of the "4" and the s over s mint mark. Could you tell me the possible value of such a coin and point me into the direction of how to sell the coin. Thank You.


It is quite unusual for a doubled die coin to have a doubled mint mark. In addition, most doubled dies have more than one digit or letter doubled. The mint marks were hand punched into the surface after the die was made. I do not see the doubling in the four.

I can not value your coin, but suggest you contact a doubled die/mint mark expert, John Wexler. You can contact him through:

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

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1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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