1972 Doubled Die Obverse 4
Fivaz Stanton Numbers:
Old FS-1-033.54 New FS-01-1972-104
Breen: Not Listed
The 1972 DDO 4 shows class I rotated
hub doubling. Doubling can be seen
on the date, LIBERTY, and IN GOD WE
TRUST. This is by far the toughest
doubled dies to locate for the year.
Most experts believe that this die began
showing rim cuds (as seen to the left)
early in the life of the die. Because of
this rapid deterioration for this die,
experts have concluded that he
obverse die of was changed rather
quickly. Specimens have been found
with the same reverse die, and a new
Rim cuds are the major diagnostic for
attributing this die. However, these
cuds are not present on early die state
This die is most often confused with die
5 and 7.
There are over 9 different double die
obverses known for this year. If it were
not for the existence of DDO 1, DDO's
2, 3, 7, and 8 would be much more
popular. The each show strong class I
doubling. DDO's 2, 4, 5 and 7 are
rotated counterclockwise, while DDO's
1, 3, 6 and 8 are rotated clockwise.
DDO 9 is class VIII doubling.
Images by Joseph Koelling