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15 Nov 2019

eBay purchase! 50 New DDR's!

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I just got the thing that I ordered off of eBay. I had ordered a tube of 50 DDR 2009 pennies. The Wexler number for them is WDDR-003. They came in a roll. All of them were picked from LP boxes from the mint, and every single one has luster to it. The only thing is that some of them have this red toning on the outside. The bonus, the seller included a DDO, 2015 WDDR-005. I would definitely buy from this seller again. Here is the link to his eBay profile if you want to check him out. - Link;https://www.ebay.com/usr/gemrolls?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

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08 Nov 2019

Book Review - An Introduction to 2009 Lincoln Cent Errors, By James Porter

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An Introduction to 2009 Lincoln Cent Errors, By James Porter, is officially my new favorite book on coins. It covers everything about the 2009 doubled die errors, from reverse to obverse, Birth and Early Childhood to Presidency. The book starts off with an introduction, and then continues to explain a little bit about what makes a doubled die, and why this is a good (In my opinionGREAT) series to collect. It then takes off, with the largest, and my favorite chapter, about all of the Formative Years doubled die reverses. Then it goes onto the Early Childhood and the Professional Life and Presidencyreverses. It then describes the characteristics of some doubled die reverses, which was very helpful. He then provides his records of purchased 2009 coin rolls, and what errors he found in them. If you have any interest at all in 2009 coin errors and varieties, then you should buy this book. It is good for the advanced collector and the beginningcollector!

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03 Nov 2019

New error found! New book about the error!

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This week I finally received something I ordered from Amazon. It is a book called, An Introduction to 2009 Lincoln Cent Errors, By James Porter. It has information on all of the errors, not just FY errors, and doubled die obverses as well. I spend about 3 hours reading it when I first got it. Maybe by coincidence, I went to my Grandma and Grandpas this week, they had some rolls of coins to put in their coin jar. The rolls had lots in them. I found, out of 4 penny rolls, the following.

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09 Oct 2019

New 2009 DDR's

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I just received some coins I purchased from eBay. I won them off an auction for $7.39. They were 4 DDR 2009 coins. 3 LP1 coins. And 1 LP2. Also one of the LP1 coins was a, "Best of Variety." They are all minor, not listed in the cherrypickers guide. Overall I am satisfied to have some more 2009 varieties to add to my collection.

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17 Aug 2019

2009 Doubled Dies

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In 2009, the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln, the United States Mint decided it was time for change. A change of the reverse of the Lincoln cent, which for 50 years had borne the Lincoln Memorial Reverse, to celebrate this historic date. The Mint would select 4 designs for the new reverses, the designs chosen are as follows. Birth and Early Childhood, which shows Lincoln's log cabin as a child. Formative years, which shows Lincoln as a young adult taking a break from rail splitting to read a book. Professional Life, which shows Lincoln beginning his political journey in front of the Illinois State Capitol. And Presidency, which shows the unfinished US Capitol. The first design was released on Feb. 12, 2009, and the last one was released Nov. 12, 2009. The cents were popular, and many are in mint state. The US Mint released a Mint Set with only Proof versions of these, priced at $7.95 on Aug. 26, 2009. Lots of attentions were paid to these when doubled dies of these emerged. There are DDR's for every reverse, most for the formative years reverse. The DDR's are mostly between the thumb and index finger on Lincoln's left hand. Most are cheap, ranging to $5 to $20, depending on condition. NGC and PCGS will certify these, but NGC has stated that they, "Do not believe these are doubled dies at all, they must be something else." Despite this statement, most third party grading services will certify these. If you want to certify one of these, send it to a grading service under, "Varieties" Make sure to include the FS or CONECA number for your coin. Unfortunately, you can not find these at most coin shops. Of all the coin shops I have been to, not one has had one of these in their inventory. If you want to collect these, your best bet is eBay, there are many listings for DDR's on eBay, most ranging from $3 to $15 dollars. As always, be careful who you buy from. I recommend buying from a seller with most positive reviews, and more than 50 sales. Another option is roll searching, you can go to your local bank, buy say... $10 worth of pennys, cherry pick through them and keep the worthy ones. This is one of my favorite things to do, as you get the pennies for face value and, if you find something, you might end up with more money than you started with. I have cherry picked a 1955 poor man's doubled die and countless wheat cents this way. You can also buy rolls of just bicentennials and pick through them, although the rolls won't be sold at face value, as they will in a bank. I currently own two of these, a FS 804, and an FS 802. Both were bought off of eBay for less than $10. I love hunting for cent varieties, and, as i continue my search, I hope I will have the pleasure of finding one of these DDR's in circulation. Thank you for reading this, and happy hunting!

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