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26 Aug 2014

Wheatie Wierdness

Odd & Curious Money | WinkWink

Hi to Every one,

I am new to the ANA and the site- I just joined yesterday. Here, as in life, I have no friends. So if your feeling friendly, shot me a friend request, I'd be much obliged. I am mainly into US silver, but I would love to talk to someone who knows about Dbl die, multi strike, mistrike Lincoln Wheat back Cents. The other day I was going through a few wheatie rolls my grandma put aside. I found a cracked die and a couple of oddities, but the winner hands down is a 1941 philly double die obverse which does not appear in the red book (Doubled Nose and lips) In the field of the coin, what I at first took to be Bagging and dirt but under magnification turned out to be 4 maybe 5 ghost strikes the darkest being just 2 mils from the main strike and getting lighter as you move clockwise down the coin for the remaining strikes.

Any advise as to rarity and value would be much appreciated

Thanks,

Wink

Comments

user_7180

Level 5

Cannot help you with the value of your error find. Roll hunting is a fine part of the hobby. Do it for fun and then hope some of your finds that you are willing to part with will help further your collecting.

user_5225

Level 4

Welcome.

Kepi

Level 5

Hi and welcome! I'm fairly new here also. I like to get bags of 1000 Wheat cents at the coin shop, look through them and try to find "cool" dates or varieties. I've found some nice 1909 VDB's, DDO's and lamination error cents. It's so fun, especially on a cold winter nights!

nachos10

Level 4

Nice discovery :)

Amanda Varner

Level 4

Hello! I just joined myself, so we're in the same boat. Nice to meet you. :)

WinkWink

Level 4

Nice to meet you as well;)

user_9998

Level 5

That is an incredible find! Keep up the good work! I collect U.S., Canadian, and British coins. I recently was alerted that a coin of mine had doubling on it. It was a coin that I had owned for at least 2 years, and I had never looked close enough! Go figure.

WinkWink

Level 4

Thanks for commenting. It's an exciting time to be a Canadian and British collector. Both of their mints are doing outstanding things! And of course, British coinage has that great wealth of history going back into pre Roman times. When my grand plan of winning the Lottery comes together, I too will collect Canadian and British coinage. ENJOY

WinkWink

Level 4

Hey look in the Library, and quit talking to yourself! It won't get you a badge any quicker