The recent discovery of century-old 1919 Mercury silver dimes with a major doubled die obverse has added great excitement to the collecting hobby. The doubling was first spotted by a New York state collector who put the coin away with some other error coins for many years, until he sold the group to a collector friend. After posting images of the coin online, the friend was referred to a variety and error specialist who confirmed it as a "doubled die" error, and the discovery was announced to the collecting community in 2015.
Working dies used to strike coins are produced with multiple blows from a hub. This die received a complete obverse impression over an incomplete obverse impression, with misalignment between blows. This rare form of doubling is confined to the motto in god we trust and is highly visible in the letters god and ust as well as upper portions of the n and r. The prominence of the doubling is almost as great as on the famous 1955 Doubled Die cent. To date, only twenty 1919 Doubled Die Obverse Mercury dimes have been certified by NGC and PCGS in all grades. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own one of the most important error coin discoveries in many years! They're sure to go fast.
- Year: 1919
- Mint: Philadelphia
- Product Type: Single Products
- Material: Silver