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Author Archives: Ken Potter
Readers be warned! If you are offered a 2004 (or any date) silver American Eagle that appears at first glance to be a reverse proof, it might be a post-mint alteration of a genuine coin. At the Michigan State Numismatic … Continue reading
Variety hunter Alfonso Lopez has garnered credit for finding the first reported Doubled Die Reverse on a 2016-P Kentucky Cumberland Gap America The Beautiful quarter. The doubling is easily seen with the naked eye (for some of us) or under … Continue reading
Robert Lawson of Ohio has come up with a fairly major Repunched Mintmark (RPM) variety on a 1948-D Lincoln cent that to the best of my knowledge is unlisted by all the entities that list modern die varieties. The variety … Continue reading
Numismatic News reader Michael Dustin has reported the first 1964 Philadelphia Roosevelt dime with a Doubled Die Obverse that I have been able to photograph. The doubling is very similar to the 1964 Denver Mint and 1953-S and 1955-S dimes … Continue reading
David Sutton of Michigan can lay claim to reporting the first major doubled die known to me on a 1926 Winged Head Liberty dime; often mistakenly referred to as a Mercury dime. It’s certainly not of the stature of the … Continue reading
Rodger Ryan is credited with finding what might be the strongest doubled die known so far on the date of a Lincoln cent for the entire 21st century! Only the 2006 Lincoln cent: DDO-001 shows overall stronger doubling of the … Continue reading
The discovery of a 2015-P Nebraska Homestead America the Beautiful quarter with a strong doubled die reverse that I reported in the May 12 issue of Numismatic News was just the beginning. Sharp-eyed collectors have added another 59 of these … Continue reading
Numismatic News reader Bill Abernethy is first to report finding a major error on 2015-W U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary $5 proof gold piece. The coin was struck with 68 degree counter clockwise rotated dies. It is the only modern … Continue reading
It was no sooner than the March of Dimes Special Silver Sets began hitting the street that owners began reporting relatively minor errors being found on many of the reverse proof dimes. Reverse proof refers to the finish on the … Continue reading