This isn't just another one of those types where the teeny little seated statue of Lincoln shows one or two extra knees. This is a full-blown, visible to the naked eye (if you have sharp vision) doubling spread on the word LIBERTY. Doubling is also evident, although somewhat less so, in the date and IN GOD WE TRUST, as well as Lincoln's hair and the coin designer's initials on the base of Lincoln's bust. The current issue of Die Variety News has abundant close-up photogrpahy of this exciting type, as well as coverage of other Lincoln Cent doubled dies that have recently been discovered.
One of the reasons I love Die Variety News so much is that every issue includes generous information about variety coins that have just recently been discovered. In most cases, this means the coins are still in circulation, waiting to be found by anybody who makes the effort to look. Have you ever found a rare variety in circulation? Tell us about it in the Comments below!
Photo courtesy of Billy Crawford and Die Variety News.
More Information About Variety Coins:
- List of Major Lincoln Memorial Die Varieties
- Presidential Dollar Error & Variety Coins Photo Gallery
- Does the U.S. Mint Make Error Coins on Purpose?