1958 Lincoln cent ddo
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Guys/Gals I have a 1958 penny that I’ve had for a while that I’ve looked at a million times but never really paid much attention to it till today. 

 

I was going through my drawer drawer when I seen it while I was listening to a guy on YouTube talk about penny errors and he happened to start talking about the 1958.

much to my surprise, and it is hard to see,but it is a 1958 ddo as far as I can tell. The coin is worn but even looking through my almost worthless loupe I can see doubling. The only thing is all the ones I’ve seen I haven’t seen any that had doubling in the date. Mine looks to have doubling one number, the 5, in the date. It also has doubling in liberty and it’s hard to see but there in IN GOD WE TRUST. I wish I had a way to take a picture but I honestly do not so what your next step be? I don’t want to mail it bc I’ve had too many things lost in the mail.  

This was The first site that popped up when I search for coin collecting forum and when I seen ngc I joined bc I figured someone on here can help novice out? Thanks, Shawn Laughlin

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Welcome to the Chat Board

There are various types of Doubling, one good, several bad. We will need a large clear picture to determine what you have, without one there is no way of telling.

PS- Don't believe everything you see on You Tube concerning coins

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As of 2018, there have been three reports of 1958 ddo pennies. Like Greenstang said, there is now way to know whether it is real or not based off of a description. 

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Welcome to the forum, and good job on spelling "loupe" correctly; most new people who post here don't.

Check your coin against the one pictured in the link below. There is only one known doubled die for that year, so your coin will have to be an exact match to the one in the link : ( you will have to scroll down to 1958)

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7 hours ago, Shawn_Laughlin said:

The coin is worn but even looking through my almost worthless loupe I can see doubling.

On the very valuable 1958 DDO you would not have any problems seeing the doubling on even without a loupe, unless you have really bad eyesight.

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I have great eyesight but if the coin was worn enough it would look like fat letters rather than two letters side by side. The coin is plenty worn but from the right direction you can clearly see it. Maybe it’s Wear I’m not a coin grader for sure. I’ll be honest,for me,it’s hard to tell between machine and hub doubling and while I’ve read many times people who have explained the differences, I also see coins that contradict what they say so i get even more lost. There is a lot of misinformation out there and it’s hard for a novice to decipher sometimes. I don’t have any way to take a picture that close up bc like I said the coin is not in the best of shape but I’ll try to figure something out. Thanks for all the replies

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Couple of thoughts:

1) " I was listening to a guy on YouTube "

Your first mistake. Most coin-related YouTube videos are worthless.

2) "There is a lot of misinformation out there and it’s hard for a novice to decipher sometimes"

Agreed. This should heighten your SKEPTICISM, not your enthusiasm.

3) " bc like I said the coin is not in the best of shape "

Again, this makes it FAR LESS likely that you have what you desire to have, and if you do, it won't matter, BECAUSE of its condition.

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I’ve looked and looked and compared it to others and I do believe it is. I ordered a digital microscope so will know better when it arrives. I know which YouTube videos are and which ones are real,it’s kinda obvious which ones you can trust and which you can’t. Also I’m not going off of only YouTube,I’ve a lot of reading and a lot of comparing. I understand the chances of finding anything as rare as the coin in question but that does not mean it’s not it. People win the lottery all the time and find rare items all the time so while unlikely there’s still a chance. I’m not getting my hopes up. I created the account to ask what would you do? Again I understand that the chances of it being what I think it is to be very slim, but you can’t say for sure bc no one knows how many there are out there to be found. I wonder if the guy that found the 1982 penny was told the same?

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I don't think anyone is saying it is impossible for you to have a 1958 DD, but without pictures it is impossible to tell. If you can somehow supply a clear photo of both sides, it should be easy to confirm or deny that it is a DD. But as VKurtB stated, condition is everything with determining the value of a coin, so if it is in poor shape, it may not have too much value anyway.

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2 hours ago, Shawn_Laughlin said:

I’ve looked and looked and compared it to others and I do believe it is. I ordered a digital microscope so will know better when it arrives. I know which YouTube videos are and which ones are real,it’s kinda obvious which ones you can trust and which you can’t. Also I’m not going off of only YouTube,I’ve a lot of reading and a lot of comparing. I understand the chances of finding anything as rare as the coin in question but that does not mean it’s not it. People win the lottery all the time and find rare items all the time so while unlikely there’s still a chance. I’m not getting my hopes up. I created the account to ask what would you do? Again I understand that the chances of it being what I think it is to be very slim, but you can’t say for sure bc no one knows how many there are out there to be found. I wonder if the guy that found the 1982 penny was told the same?

Shawn,

I hate to harsh your mellow, but higher power USB microscopes are NOT the numismatist's friend. They give more false information than true, because they use "digital magnification" (aka pixelation)  and jpeg artifacting  (aka putting things in the image that weren't there). Stick to optical magnification and you'll be okay.

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