Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

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William Fowler
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Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by William Fowler » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:32 am

My uncle got this back in 1955. He said he got it with his pack of cigarettes from a vending machine. Paid 25 cents when it cost 23 cents. There was two penny's under the plastic wrap.
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coinguy
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Re: Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by coinguy » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:01 pm

At first glance I thought it was genuine but upon closer inspection I would have
to say it was counterfeit.

henrysmedford
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Re: Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by henrysmedford » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:38 pm

Counterfeit Detection: Altered 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Cent

See https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/7 ... gust-2019/

henrysmedford
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Re: Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by henrysmedford » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:04 pm

I posted it on a US site to see there thoughts. See -- http://realcent.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=44889

GBELEC
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Re: Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by GBELEC » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:58 pm

Pretty cool coin , If its a fake its a good fake.

newfyvet
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Re: Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by newfyvet » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:59 pm

I trust that it is real from everything I know about this coin....the counterfeit was really badly made in that it only doubled LIBERTY and the DATE and not "In God We Trust" and it's done in a very crude way and looked like it was double hubbed with everything spread out other then being very fine as the real one. The engraver that did this was very bad at it!!!

Bond632
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Re: Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by Bond632 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:47 pm

Looks like the real thing to me. Can you post a close up of the T in cent?

William Fowler
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Re: Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by William Fowler » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:07 pm

Bond632 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:47 pm
Looks like the real thing to me. Can you post a close up of the T in cent?
It has the 2 lines under the left side of the T. When I see my Uncle again I will take more close-up pics.

newfyvet
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Re: Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by newfyvet » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:31 am

coinguy wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:01 pm
At first glance I thought it was genuine but upon closer inspection I would have
to say it was counterfeit.
I'd be willing to take a bet that it's real....the fakes look nothing like this and "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the fakes was not doubled.

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Re: Not sure if real 1955 P DDO

Post by Jim J » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:45 am

I'm not an expert on error coins, but it sure looks like its real to me just by looking at other pictures of a real one. The only thing I see is the color looks to be odd

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