1972 Master Die Doubling (engraving doubling)
Lincoln cent
MDO

Second Master Die

Commands NO premium. 50-60% of all P, D & S Lincoln cents, business strikes and proofs, will show this doubling. It is my contention the doubling was from a re-engraved master die.

The MDO is on the RIGHT, with the first master die showing no doubling on the LEFT. The tops of the letters IN GOD E TRU T all show thin carved out details that visually sit on the normal lettering. All of the Ts, in particular the T in LIBERTY, have bulbous tops. The B and R of LIBERTY have extended and deeper details at the top s of the letters.

Near the bottom I have proof shots of the date and RTY.


 

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