Images © Billy Crawford 2011
June 24, 2011 – Billy Crawfords latest DVN e-Newsletter reports upon a new 2011 Lincoln cent with a rather significant Doubled Die Reverse. According to Crawford: “Well it was only just a few day ago we reported on a very nice doubled die obverse (DDO) found on a 2011 Lincoln Shield cent (see Post #57 below). Now collectors have the very first documented doubled die discovered on a Lincoln Shield series reverse. While searching circulated rolls obtained from my local bank I was very fortunate in coming across this variety that is now officially assigned in the “C” registry files as 2011 1¢ CDDR-001.
This variety exhibits very significant doubling on most of the Shield reverse design and lettering from a Class IV and VIII offset and tilted hub doubling. The primary pick-up point (PUP) for quickly spotting this DDR is on the “LB” designer’s initials. The top photo provides readers with a side-by-side comparison of the massive “tootsie-roll” extra thickness easily visible on the letters while the right photo is of the normal “LB” letters illustrating a stark contrast of difference between the two sets of initials.”