Cyndi J. asks: Wasn’t there a penny recently that was double struck? I remember reading that you could see it in Lincoln’s hair. I seem to remember it being in the 1990’s. Or am I nuts?
- 1983 doubled Die Reverse – easily seen on the lettering “ONE CENT” on the reverse
- 1984 Doubled Ear Variety – the doubling is just below the ear lobe
- 1995 Doubled die showing strong doubling on the word “LIBERTY” on the obverse.
These are fun to search for and can be found. I’ve caught a few myself, though the attendants at fast food places look at you strangely when they see you closely examining your change. Such is the lot of us coin nuts!