1917 Doubled Die Obverse
Fivaz Stanton Numbers:
Old FS-1-013 New FS-01-1917-101
The 1917 Doubled Die Obverse
(DDO) is a result of a Class V
doubling, or "pivoted hub dubbling".
Instead of the image being rotated
with respect to the center of the coin,
such as the 1955 doubled die, the
image is pivoted around a "pivot
point" on the die. The pivot point on
the 1917 double die is close to the
middle of the die near the shoulder.
Doubling can be seen primarily on the
date and IN GOD WE TRUST.
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. Low grades may not show
signs of doubling due to wear.
This variety is listed in the Red Book
and on the PCGS price list.
Images courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries