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Back in early 2008 I found a 1957-D cent that was red and brilliant it was amazing that it came from my change. Post here, pictures here and here.
Now a little over a year and I found one in a lesser grade. The problem with this is it may be Doubled Die either a 1957D-1DO-001 or 1957D-1DO-004 or one of the 12 other minor doubling. The doubling on most 1957-D cents are so minor that they can only be seen in high grades.
Late Die Stage or LDS is the stage in the die (used to press the coin) right before it is taken out of service or has been polished again for further use. LDS markers include multiple scratch lines, die breaks, and weak details.
Enough of the technical stuff see the coin and point out the issues.
You can clearly see the B in LIBERTY is half filled. The 95 in 1957 are also partially filled and on the reverse the second U in UNUM is filled.
Were this picture and better you could the entire 1957 has extra metal and so does the D below the date.
All in all if I could dub this a doubled die variety it would be worth at most $1.00. Not much of incentive to research further.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / United States
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Value: $0.05 in F-12 plus the die breaks that may mean something more
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