1971 Ike DDR? Variety (new to Ikes)

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1971 Ike DDR? Variety (new to Ikes)

Post by roserichelle » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:50 pm

Hello everyone!
I am new to the Ike Group. I have spent lots of time researching Indian Heads, but now I am moving on to my collection of Ike's. (My grandmother saved lots of things)
I came across a circulated 1971 Ike, no mintmark so I'm assuming P. The reverse is DD. I can't find this variety on the Ike page. Are they common for the 1971 circulated?
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Re: 1971 Ike DDR? Variety (new to Ikes)

Post by SteveP » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:59 pm

Welcome!

I hope this forum will serve you well as you move into Ikes.

It appears that the coin has MDD - shelf doubling produced in the process of producing the coin. As such, it does not represent die doubling. Therefore, it is not a true double die. These MDD can be found quite often in Ikes. Unfortunately, less scrupulous sellers will try to sell them on eBay as a double die.

There is a nice 1971 DDR that will eventually make it into the DIVa catalogue - once I get caught up with the many worthwhile projects that Terry and Brian have sent to me. ;)
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Re: 1971 Ike DDR? Variety (new to Ikes)

Post by roserichelle » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:31 am

Thank you Steve. Everytime I search through coins I feel like I'm treasure hunting! -Learning new things along the way.
How can you tell the difference between a MDD and DD? I read something about the edges of the double being round vs. the other being square so to say.

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Post by SteveP » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:29 pm

MDD tends to have a uniform shelf on one side of a device, and true doubling does not display a shelf. True doubling will have notching (and perhaps an associated high line), while MDD typically does not have notching.

Not long ago I went through some Ikes that I had put into a box labeled DDO/DDR when I first started collecting Ikes years ago. I recently pulled them out to find many were MDD. I've come a long way.

After learning what doubling really looked like, I next began to learn the very complex world of Ike up line doubling. ...and still unraveling that today.
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Re: 1971 Ike DDR? Variety (new to Ikes)

Post by roserichelle » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:00 pm

Thanks again.
I will go through some proofs that I have and do more research on the groups site. Lots of questions to come!

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