Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1990 -d penny


1990-d penny
1990-d penny  

1990-d penny
1990-d penny  
I was wondering if you can tell me if this is a dd? Yes... I know it's a1990 -d penny... And that's why I'm confused... I thought that they don't make mistakes like this anymore.  
 So... Is it possible?

Hi Tiffany,

Thank you for the pictures.

This is not die doubling, but rather strike doubling, caused by erosion of the die from overuse, resulting in that shadow image that is at a lower level of relief than the original image.  It's a much more common and much less desireable type of doubling, as it could happen on any date or mint, all it takes is for them to use a die for too long.  These generally have a value of about a dollar, if you can find an interested collector.

I hope this helps,


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