1909 VDB Doubled Die Obverse
Fivaz Stanton Numbers:
Old FS-1-012   New FS-01-1909-1101

Breen:  2053

Coneca:  1-O-IV

Crawford: CDDO-001

Wexler: WDDO-001

Coppercoins:  1909P-1DO-001

The 1909 V.D.B. Doubled Die
Obverse (DDO) is a result of a Class
IV doubling, or "offset hub dubbling".   
Instead of the image being rotated,
such as the 1955 doubled die,  the
image is shifted, in this case
horizontally.  Doubling can be seen
primarily on the first three digits of the
date and on RTY of LIBERTY.  
Although this is not one of the
strongest double dies, it has been
very popular over the years.  This
coin is very difficult to obtain in high
grades.  

This variety is listed on the PCGS
price list.

A second 1909 V.D.B. doubled die
obverse exists (FS-012.1), but it
exhibits only extra thickness in the
letters.