I now have the coin and can confirm that this is an example of die
deterioration doubling. I have never seen a case of DDD in which the
doubling surrounds a large, centrally located design element. But
that's exactly what's happening here. The only part of Roosevelt's
head that's unaffected is the top and back of his head and neck.
The reverse also shows many signs of severe die fatigue -- die
cracks, die chips, and prominent radial flow lines.
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, "Mike Diamond"
> Here's an odd case of die fatigue that I probably paid too much for:
> I've seen this form of doubling before, but it was always
> to the base of Roosevelt's neck. This one has it all around his
> head. I suppose it's not all that different from the die
> deterioration doubling that one finds around letters. But it's not
> found surrounding large central design elements.