How do you tell if your coin is double died?

How do you tell if your coin is double died?

The coin die that strikes double die coins has a partial or fully doubled image on it. Therefore, the coin has two identical images that are slightly offset.

What is the 1955 wheat penny error?

The Legendary 1955 Doubled Die Wheat Penny The error was produced when a hub and working die were struck together at a rotated angle and this caused the image to be rotated and heavily doubled. The die was then used to strike 1955 Wheat Pennies, making the entire obverse design appear doubled.

What is a 1955 double stamped penny worth?

Value of a 1955 Doubled Die Lincoln Penny

Date & Mint Circ. Buy Circ. Sell
1955 Double Die $1,100 $800

What makes a 1955 wheat penny rare?

These coins were produced because the coin die wasn’t manufactured correctly. This caused two images or letters to appear on one coin die (the two images or letters are similar but slightly offset). A 1955 double die penny is extremely valuable, making it one of the most coveted coins anyone can possess.

What do coin errors look for?

Common places to notice such an error include the chin, eyes, and ears. Look for any cracks, cuds (or blobs covering an image, word, date, etc.), or missing elements on the images. Turn the coin from top to bottom (no, side-to-side will not work), if your coin was right side up before, it should be right side up now.

What wheat pennies are worth money?

10 Most Valuable Wheat Pennies

  • 1931-S: $70-$150.
  • 1917 Doubled Die: $100-$5,000.
  • 1909-S: $100-$300.
  • 1909-S Over Horizontal S: $120-$350.
  • 1914-D: $200-$2,500.
  • 1922-D No D: $500-$20,000.
  • 1909-S VDB: $700-$1,500.
  • 1955 Doubled Die: $1,000-$1,800.

How much is a 1955 wheat penny worth with no mint mark?

There is a rare error variety for the 1955 wheat penny with no mint mark. On the obverse side of the coin the date the design elements are minted twice onto the coin. The 1955 wheat penny double die error coin is worth around $1,250 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $1,350.

Which 1955 penny is worth the most?

According to USA Coin Book, the 1955 double die penny is worth $1,286 on average and up to $16,644 if in “Uncirculated (MS-63)” condition. To give you a better idea, some recently sold on eBay. That includes one for $1,825, another for 1,801, and one for 1,552.

How do you tell if a coin is a misprint?

How do I know if my wheat penny is worth money?

Most wheat cents (wheat pennies were minted between 1909 and 1956) are worth about 4 to 5 cents. Those in better condition can have double-digit value. Special examples (especially those in near perfect condition) can be worth much more. Indian Head pennies from 1859 to 1879 are generally worth more than $10.