2005-P-D-S Minnesota Quarter
Doubled Die Listings

by Ken Potter - NLG
Photomicrographs © Ken Potter 2006-2010 unless otherwise noted
Last Updated To Include New Varieties On 09/11/10


Philadelphia Mint Listings

Abbreviations:
BS = Business Strike
MF = Matte Finish (also known as Satin Finish and SMS)
PF = Proof

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Obverse #1

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#41/DDO#1: Doubling is seen on Washington's ear lobe

Submitted by:  Dave Serbonich September 11, 2006.

Markers:  As shown.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDO-001, Wexler: WDDO-001, Crawford: DDO-001

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #1

Wide angle view of DDR#1


Untouched close up


The area of origin of the doubling is pointed out by the white arrows while the doubling is pointed out with black arrows


Here is another look at the area shot with different lighting.  While it shows the uppermost area of the point
of origin of the doubling less effectively than the photos above, it clearly shows the lower areas better. Here we
see how the shape and relief of the center section conforms perfectly to what we see in the doubled image.
We also see how that the shape of the highest area of relief on the lower branch on the right side
of the tree conforms perfectly to what we see floating free in the field.  

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#1/DDR#1: Doubling is seen as a portion of the third full evergreen tree to the right of the state outline floating free in the field.

Submitted by:  Troy Watkins 09/05

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-001, Wexler: WDDR-001, Crawford: DDR-001

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

See: See The Numismatic New Story Here

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #2

The area of origin of the doubling is pointed out by the red arrows while the doubling is pointed out with black arrow

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#2/DDR#2: Doubling is seen as a portion of the third full evergreen tree to the right of the state outline positioned atop the rock.  Extremely similar to DDR#2 except for position.

Submitted by:  Submitted independently by Richard Helbig and Andrew M. Suchan July 17, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-002, Wexler: WDDR-002, Crawford: DDR-002

Cause: Titled Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #3

Here is a look at the doubling on Doubled Die Reverse#3 shot under two different lighting conditions


Obverse & Reverse Markers for Stage 1/DDR#3


Obverse & Reverse Markers for Stage 2/DDR#3

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#3/DDR#3: On our third Minnesota Doubled Die, the third full tree to the right of the state outline is again the focal point, this time with wide separation of the upper branches as they overlap on the right in a more classic appearance to the doubling.

Markers:  Two stages as shown (sequence of production yet to be determined).

Submitted by:  Submitted independently by Steve Dimitriadis and Colleen Prebish July 19, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-003, Wexler: WDDR-003, Crawford: DDR-003

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

Comments:  08/09/06 - Mike Chomicki found five examples saying: "I have searched 50+ rolls of BU Minnesota P Mint Qtrs acquired in NW New Jersey - and have found approx 5 - DDR# 3 examples."


2005-P 25c MN MF Doubled Die Reverse #4

Wide angle view of Doubled Die Reverse #4


A close up showing the area of doubling


An extreme close up shot with different lighting to show the area of origin of
the doubling pointed out with red arrows and the doubling with black arrows


Obverse marker for this stage of DDR#4

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#4/DDR#4: Like DDR#1 and #2 this one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin in the field. However, it involves a portion of the tree a bit higher than the first two varieties as framed in our third image above. 

Markers:  The obverse exhibits die cracks through JF and WC designer's initials.  A light depression runs along the base of WC.  Reverse markers are noted on the tops of all trees which exhibit "trails" extending at a slight angle to the northeast.  This is a diagnostic that has been noted on a number of other recent doubled dies and may or may not be related to the doubling.  Found in a government issue Mint Set with satin or matte finish.

Submitted by:  Submitted by Jennifer Snyder August 1, 2006.  A number of specimens reported by Gary Macedo in boxes delivered by the Mint on June 5, 2005.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-004, Wexler: WDDR-004, Crawford: DDR-004

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #5

A wide angle view of DDR#5


A close up of DDR#5


Obverse marker for this stage of DDR#5


Reverse marker for this stage of DDR#5

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#5/DDR#5:  Like DDR#1, #2 and #4 this one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin. This time the "Extra Tree" is shifted to the southeast with most of the doubling intermingled with and between the lower portion of the 3rd tree and rock to the right except for the teardrop shaped element that is floating free above.  It will take some time to see most of the doubling of this variety but if you compare the photos of this one with photos of the earlier dies which are clear of the doubling in this lower region you will eventually pick up on it. 

Markers:  The obverse exhibits die cracks through JF and WC designer's initials; a die chip has developed within the W of WC.  Reverse markers are numerous with perhaps the subdued die scratches through the 2 of the date the most prominent. 

Submitted by:  Submitted by Richard Helbig July 26, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-005, Wexler: WDDR-005, Crawford: DDR-005

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #6

Wide angle view of DDR#6


Close up view of DDR#6


Extreme close up shows faint doubling of the highest areas of relief that are
normally positioned above the teardrop shaped element in its normal position


Reverse marker for this stage of DDR#6

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#6/DDR#6: Like DDR#1, #2, #4 and #5, this one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin.  However in this case for the first time the doubling is shifted predominantly to the left of the 3rd tree, down to the southwest.  It is most easily seen as our familiar teardrop shape that is attached to a rock while some other slight doubling can be seen below. Faint traces of the highest areas of relief that are normally positioned above the teardrop shaped element on the full tree are evident on this die stage but may be worn off on later stages. 

Markers:  The reverse exhibits numerous subdued die scratches perhaps most prominent through the date. 

Submitted by:  Submitted by Colleen Prebish July 27, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-006, Wexler: WDDR-006, Crawford: DDR-006

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #7


Coin Courtesy of Richard Helbig


Coin Courtesy of Floyd J. Howze
Here are some of the many markers on the obverse of the Howze specimen


Coin Courtesy of Floyd J. Howze
Here are some of the many markers on the reverse of the Howze specimen

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#7/DDR#7 : Very similar to DDR#1 and #2, this one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin.  It appears almost identical to DDR#1 but is further to the east positioned slightly higher than the "extra tree" found on DDR#2.

Markers:  The reverse exhibits numerous subdued die scratches perhaps most prominent through EPU; the obverse of the coin was heavily damaged by a coin wrapping machine and prevented a complete examination but a long die crack from the "V" of Washington's bust to the top of the Q of QUARTER was noted. 

Submitted by:  Submitted by Richard Helbig  July 25, 2006. Floyd J. Howze submitted a stage mated to an obverse w/o the base of bust die crack described for the Helbig specimen.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-007, Wexler: WDDR-007, Crawford: DDR-007

Cause:  Titled Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #8


The area of origin of the doubling is pointed out by the red arrows while the doubling is pointed out with black arrows

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#8/DDR#8 : This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin.  While similar to DDR#4 it is not floating free in the field but partially tucked in next to the third full tree to the right of the state outline..

Markers:  The reverse exhibits numerous subdued die scratches; none particularly distinctive, a vertical die crack is found at the very end of the stand of evergreens to the right; the obverse displays numerous die scratches with those passing through IGWT and UNITED the most distinctive. 

Submitted by:  Submitted by Richard Helbig  July 25, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-008, Wexler: WDDR-008, Crawford: DDR-008

Cause:  Titled Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #9


Obverse markers through LIBE of LIBERTY


Light die scratches through PLURIBUS act as a marker on the reverse

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#9/DDR#9: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin.  An area of the primary tree is snuggled close to the right side of the tree down lower than in DDR#8.  While it appears almost attached, under high magnification we can see that it is actually 90% separated from the main tree with just a slight attachment at its lower extremity. 

Markers:  The reverse exhibits numerous subdued die scratches; none particularly distinctive.  Area of PLURIBUS shot.  The obverse shows many die scratches with the most distinctive running through LIBERTY.

Submitted by:  Submitted by Dave Serbonich August 5, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-009, Wexler: WDDR-009, Crawford: DDR-009

Cause:  Titled Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #10

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#10/DDR#10 : This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin directly to the east between the tree and rock. 

Markers:  The reverse has been struck through Mint grease coving much of the design and field areas in-between making this a poor specimen for examination from which to record markers.  In fact, other doubling may exist that we cannot see on this specimen in the areas subdued or missing design details due to the strike-through.  The obverse is also covered with scattered areas affected by the strike-through and is a poor example for recording markers, however several die chips can be found on the base of bust.  A very light die crack runs through the die chips shown on the left side of the photo and extends out through the "V" of Washington's bust into the field.

Submitted by:  Submitted by Ken Olson of Minnesota found 35 August 11, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-010, Wexler: WDDR-010, Crawford: DDR-010

Cause:  Titled Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #11


The reverse shows numerous markers including the diagonal die scratches on either side of the primary tree.


The obverse on this stage displays a long die crack running along the base or Washington's bust and exiting to the left through the "V" of bust.

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#11/DDR#11: This one exhibits a "snowball" to the east of the primary tree along with some faint doubling to the north of the "ball."  Exactly what this represents is in need of more study but it is highly suspected to be a portion of the tree to its left.

Markers:  The reverse displays many markers including several diagonal die scratches found on either side of the primary tree.  The obverse exhibits a long die crack along the base of bust exiting through the "V" into the field.

Submitted by:  Submitted by Richard Milauskas August 08, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-011, Wexler: WDDR-011, Crawford: DDR-011

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #12

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#12/DDR#12: Doubling is seen as high points from the third full evergreen tree to the right of the state outline floating free in the field.

Markers:  The reverse exhibits numerous subdued die scratches; none particularly distinctive.  We show the light die scratches through the area of the 5 of date.  The obverse exhibits a die crack along the base of bust exiting through the "V" into the field.  A crack through JF to the W designer's initials at base of bust.  A later die state sent in by George Wacha on August 21, 2006 shows the obverse die crack through the designer's initials extended a bit further west.

Submitted by:  Submitted by Colleen Prebish and Richard Helbig August 15, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-012, Wexler: WDDR-012, Crawford: DDR-012

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #13

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#13/DDR#13: Doubling is seen as high points from the third full evergreen tree to the right of the state outline floating free in the field.

Markers:  The reverse exhibits a few subdued die scratches; none particularly distinctive.  A number of small die chips exist in the field below the SW corner of the state outline.   The obverse exhibits a die crack along the base of bust exiting through the "V" into the field.  A crack through JF to the W designer's initials at base of bust.

Submitted by:  Submitted by Colleen Prebish and Richard Helbig August 15, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-013, Wexler: WDDR-013, Crawford: DDR-013

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #14

This is the earlier stage of DDR#14 reported by Robert H. Neff.  The red arrow points to the design area duplicated above to the NE.


This is a crisp mid die state reported by Richard Helbig and Colleen Prebish


A closer look at the mid die state reported by Richard Helbig and Colleen Prebish


Obverse markers on the mid die state


Marker on reverse of the mid die state

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#14/DDR#14: Doubling is seen one of the high points from the third full evergreen tree to the right of the state outline up to the NE and as a "hook" above.  The "hook" is stronger on the earlier die state.

Markers:  None significant on the early die state beyond those shown in the first image in the field right of the doubling..  On the mid stage, the reverse exhibits a very distinctive die dent to the SW of the 1 of 1858.  The obverse on the mid stage exhibits a die crack along the base of bust that branches off and exits down toward the R of QUARTER and through the "V" of bust into the field.  There is also a crack through JF to the W designer's initials at base of bust.

Submitted by:  Early die state specimen submitted by Robert H. Neff August 10, 2006.  Submitted in mid die state by Colleen Prebish and Richard Helbig August 15, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-014, Wexler: WDDR-014, Crawford: DDR-014

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #15

Here is a look at the earliest stage reported so far as reported by T. Michael Harty


This a look at the original  Stage 2 reported by Wexler (photo by Wexler)


At this look at our later die stage 3, we can see that much of the doubling from the rock has been worn or abraded off the die


Here is the tiny die gouge below the O of OF on Stage 1 and 2 


Here is the same marker on the later die stage remains strong


This long die crack on the base of Washington's bust is found on the later die stage


Here we see a die crack and die chipping around the designers' initials on the later die stage


Here is the die gouge between the T and A of Minnesota on Stage 2; it is not present on Stage 1(JAWS photo)


On the later stage the die gouge (or chip) between the T and A is a
bit subdued and joined by many others that now appear in the area


A look at the tiny die gouge or die chip below the ripples on stage 1 and 2


Here is a look at the later stage were the die chip has been joined by another of slightly smaller size to the NW

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#15/DDR#15: Doubling is seen as the highest relief areas of the rock right of the third full evergreen tree right of state outline, shifted wide north. 

Markers (Stage 1): Obverse - A small die gouge is apparent south of the O of OF. Reverse - A small die gouge below the ripples SW of the duck.

Markers (Stage 2): Obverse - A small die gouge is apparent south of the O of OF. Reverse - A small die gouge between the T and A of  Obverse - A small die gouge is apparent south of the O of OF. Reverse - A small die gouge between the T and A of  Obverse - A small die gouge is apparent south of the O of OF. Reverse - A small die gouge between the T and A of  Obverse - A small die gouge is apparent south of the O of OF. Reverse - A small die gouge between the T and A of MINNESOTA and another below the ripples SW of the duck.

Markers (Later Stage): Obverse - The small die gouge apparent south of the O of OF one the earlier stage is still.  A long die crack and many die chips around the designers' initials are apparent. Reverse - The small die gouge between the T and A of MINNESOTA and others below the ripples SW of the duck are present.

Submitted by:  Stage 2 - John Wexler August 23, 2006.  Stage 3 - Ken Potter August 26, 2006, Stage 1 T. Michael Harty September 2, 2006. 

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-015, Wexler: WDDR-015, Crawford: DDR-015

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #16

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#16/DDR#16: Doubling is seen as the highest relief areas of the rock right of the third full evergreen tree right of state outline, shifted north but nearly as high north as DDR#15. 

Markers: Reverse - Nothing particularly distinctive; die scratches through NE of MINNESOTA shown.  Obverse - a series of vertical die scratches run  through IN GOD WE TRUST.

Submitted by:   David Serbonich August 18, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-016, Wexler: WDDR-016, Crawford: DDR-016

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #17

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Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#17/DDR#17: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin.  An area of the primary tree is snuggled close to the right side of the tree similar to DDR#9 and #13 but distinctly different.  While it appears almost attached, under high magnification we can see that it is actually 90% separated from the main tree with just a slight attachment at the top. 

Markers: Obverse - A die crack connects the designers' initials. Die flow lines upward from the IN of IGWT; a die chip above the right leg of the N.  Reverse - a light die gouge runs through the upper E of MINNESOTA. 

Submitted by:   David Serbonich August 18, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-017, Wexler: WDDR-017, Crawford: DDR-017

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #18

This image was shot to show the doubling on the west side of the tree best


This image was shot to show the doubling on the east side of the tree best


An earlier die stage is mated with an obverse die showing this crack through the designers' initials


Here is a mid stage with a different obverse than the early stage and the late stage


A later die stage is mated with an obverse die showing this crack through the designers' initials


The later die stage shows many microscopic die chips in the field including these below the boat

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#18/DDR#18: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin.  An area of the primary tree is snuggled in close to the right side of the tree similar to DDR#9, #13 and #17 but clearly different.  There is also some doubling on the west side of the main tree pointed out by the arrow.

Markers: Obverse - die chips and cracks on the designers initials (three different obverse dies shown).  Reverse - a scattering of tiny die chips can be found below the boat (and other areas) on the later die stages that are less apparent on early stages.

Submitted by:   Later stage David Serbonich August 18, 2006.  Mid stage by Ken Potter September 07, 2006. Earlier stage submitted by Bob Piazza August 30, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-018, Wexler: WDDR-018, Crawford: DDR-018

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

  2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #19

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#19/DDR#19: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin.  An area of the primary tree is snuggled in close to the right side of the tree similar to DDR#9, #13, #17 and #18 but clearly different. 

Markers: Obverse - numerous die scratches around LI of LIBERTY.  Reverse - nothing particularly distinctive.  Area around the date shown.

Submitted by:   David Serbonich August 18, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-019, Wexler: WDDR-019, Crawford: DDR-019

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS  Doubled Die Reverse #20

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#20/DDR#20: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin out in the field.  It is very light and an earlier die stage may show more.

Markers: Obverse - the base of the bust on the coin submitted suffered heavy damage from a coin wrapping machine and prevents us from photographing the most likely markers on the obverse.  No significant markers noted.  Reverse - nothing particularly distinctive.  Area around the date shown.

Submitted by:   David Serbonich August 18, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-020, Wexler: WDDR-020, Crawford: DDR-020

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #21

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#21/DDR#21: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin out in the field close to the tree.

Markers: Obverse - Bi-level die break in B of LIBERTY, die crack at base of bust, heavy chipping throughout designers' initials.  Reverse - Numerous microscopic die chips pepper this later die stage specimen.  The ones below the SW corner of the state outline shown.

Submitted by:   Richard Helbig August 26, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-021, Wexler: WDDR-021, Crawford: DDR-021

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #22

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#22/DDR#22: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling showing low to the left side of the tree.

Markers: Obverse - A small die crack along the base of bust and out the "V" of bust.  A small die chip connects the JF at base of bust.

Submitted by:   Clayton Quirk August 17, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-022, Wexler: WDDR-022, Crawford: DDR-022

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #23

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#23/DDR#23: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling showing low to the left side of the tree.

Markers: Obverse - Numerous die scratches; none significant.  Reverse - Numerous die scratches through and east of the 5 and all around the date area.

Submitted by:   Colleen Prebish  August 8, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-023, Wexler: WDDR-023, Crawford: DDR-023

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #24

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#24/DDR#24: This one involves the two highest areas of relief from the top of the rock pointed out with a red arrow.  Those areas represent the point of origin for the two "dash-like" raised areas to the left pointed out with a black arrow. 

Markers: Obverse - Numerous die scratches; none significant.  Reverse - Numerous die scratches all over the reverse with the ones around NE of MINNESOTA the most distinctive.

Submitted by:  Donald W. Helms August 3, 2006; a slightly later die stage by Richard Helbig,  August 8, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-024, Wexler: WDDR-024, Crawford: DDR-024

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #25

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#25/DDR#25: Like DDR#24, this one involves two high points in the relief of the top of the rock directly below the doubling.

Markers: Obverse - Numerous die scratches; none significant.  Reverse - Numerous die scratches cover the reverse with the ones around TA of MINNESOTA the most distinctive.

Submitted by:   Richard Helbig and Colleen Prebish  August 15, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-025, Wexler: WDDR-025, Crawford: DDR-025

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #26

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#26/DDR#26: This one displays a teardrop shaped area of the primary tree between the tree and rock.

Markers: Obverse - Numerous die scratches; most significant through IN GOD WE TRUST.  Reverse - Numerous die scratches cover the reverse but none particularly notable.  S small die chip shows above the M of UNUM.

Submitted by:   Clayton Quirk, Ken Olson, and Neil Hedin (working as a team) August 23, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-025, Wexler: WDDR-026, Crawford: DDR-026

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #27


The stage exhibits these die scratches running down from Washington's nose


This die crack runs along the base of Washington's bust on this stage


The arrow points to a reverse die marker for this stage


The arrow points to another reverse die marker for this stage

Note:  All images of this variety by John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#27/DDR#27: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin out in the field close to the tree but further than DDR#21.

Markers: Obverse - Die scratches from nose; die crack along base of bust.  Reverse - Numerous markers as shown.

Submitted by:   Clayton Quirk, Ken Olson, and Neil Hedin (as a team) August 23, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-027, Wexler: WDDR-027, Crawford: DDR-027

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #28

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#28/DDR#28: This variety appears as a portion of the primary tree showing on the left side of the tree as pointed out by the arrow.

Markers: Obverse - Die scratches from nose; die crack along base of bust.  Reverse - Numerous markers as shown.

Submitted by:   Clayton Quirk, Ken Olson, and Neil Hedin (as a team) August 23, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-028, Wexler: WDDR-028, Crawford: DDR-028

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #29


Stage 1 Markers


Stage 1 Markers


Stage 2 Obverse Marker


Stage 2 Obverse Marker

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#29/DDR#29: This one displays a teardrop shaped area of the primary tree between the tree and rock.  It is similar to several others but the positioning is different.

Markers: Stage 1 - Obverse - Small die chips pepper the obverse with notable chips behind Washington's head across from IN of IGWT (not shown) and perhaps the most notable as a series of chips to the east of Washington's queue (above the second R or QUARTER).  Reverse - Numerous markers, the most obvious a die chip to the east of the A of MINNESOTA (not shown) and several die scratches and chips above the marsh grasses as shown.  Stage 2 - In addition to those listed above this stage shows die cracks along the base of Washington's bust.

Submitted by:   Stage 1 - Ken Potter and John Wexler (independently) August 26, 2006.  Stage 2 - Steve Handler September 6, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-029, Wexler: WDDR-029, Crawford: DDR-029

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #30

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#30/DDR#30: This one displays a teardrop shaped area of the primary tree to the right.  It is similar to several others but the positioning is higher than any listed previously.  There are also a couple traces of what is probably doubling.

Markers: Obverse - Many die scratches, flow lines and tiny die chips with perhaps the most notable in the area of the date.  A rim ding on the die shows up with the raised section of the ding as a trench on the coin just below a long die scratch that connects the M of UNUM to the rim.

Submitted by:   Ken Potter August 26, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-030, Wexler: WDDR-030, Crawford: DDR-030

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #31

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#31/DDR#31: This one displays another teardrop shaped area of the primary tree to the right.  It is similar to several others but the positioning is higher than any listed previously except DDR#30.  

Markers: Obverse - Die scratches cover the obverse with perhaps those through IN GOD WE TRUST as good as any others to show. Reverse -- Here again die scratches are numerous; the ones through date, 1858 are the most recognizable.

Submitted by:   Gerald Fishman August 26, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-031, Wexler: WDDR-031, Crawford: DDR-031

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #32

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#32/DDR#32: This one displays an extra branch on the lower right of the primary tree. Other examples of a later die state coin that look similar may be the same as this one but they are not attributable at the time due to a proliferation of die scrapes making it impossible to distinguish the possible doubling from the die scrapes. 

Markers: Obverse - Die scratches cover the obverse; those running through STA of STATES are the most recognizable . Reverse -- Here again die scratches are numerous; the ones through TA of MINNESOTA are the most recognizable.

Submitted by:   Donald Helms August 28, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-032, Wexler: WDDR-032, Crawford: DDR-032

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN MF Doubled Die Reverse #33

Coin courtesy of Lee C. Lydston


Coin courtesy of Kevin Zaletel
Some noteworthy variations in the matte finish can be seen around the L of LIBERTY and act as a marker for this stage

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#33/DDR#33: This one displays an extra section of the primary tree with the doubling directly north of the point of origin.

Markers: Obverse - Some noteworthy variations in the matte finish can be seen around the L of LIBERTY. Reverse - None significant.  Found in Mint Set.

Submitted by:   Lee C. Lydston August 30, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-033, Wexler: WDDR-033, Crawford: DDR-033

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #34|

Note:  All images of this variety by John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#34/DDR#34: This one displays doubling on the upper right side of the primary tree as a wide spread between images of the upper branches.

Markers: Obverse - Long die crack along base of bust. Die scratches through and below UNI or UNITED.   Reverse - None significant.

Submitted by:   John Wexler August 26, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-034, Wexler: WDDR-034, Crawford: DDR-034

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #35

Note:  All images of this variety by John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#35/DDR#35: This one displays doubling on the upper right side of the primary tree out in field.

Markers: Obverse - None significant.   Reverse - Numerous die scratches above the trees.

Submitted by:   John Wexler August 26, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-035, Wexler: WDDR-035, Crawford: DDR-035

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #36

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#36/DDR#36: This one displays a bit doubling on the to the right of the primary tree.

Markers: Obverse -  A long die crack runs along the base of bust; multiple cracks through the designers' initials.  A depression is located in the field below the designers' initials.   Reverse - A number of vertical die scratches run up through the open areas between branches and to the right of the primary tree. 

Submitted by:   Bob Piazza August 30, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-036, Wexler: WDDR-036, Crawford: DDR-036

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling


2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #37

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#37/DDR#37: This one displays and "extra branch" on the lower left side of the primary tree.

Markers: Obverse -  Markers are far far and few between; we show the some light die scratches in the area of IN GOD WE TRUST.   Reverse - A number of die scratches run through the date. 

Submitted by:   Robert H. Neff August 30, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-037, Wexler: WDDR-037, Crawford: DDR-037

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN MF Doubled Die Reverse #38

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#38/DDR#38: This one involves a portion of the primary tree with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin.  The doubling is snuggled in close to the right side of the tree similar to DDR#9, #13, #17 #18 and #19 but is clearly different. 

Markers: Obverse - None significant.   Reverse - None significant.  Found in a Mint Set

Submitted by:   ANACS September 01, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-038, Wexler: WDDR-038, Crawford: DDR-038

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #39


Numerous die scratches run through the date on stage 1 but the markers shown for stage 2 are absent


Die Crack on Stage 2


Die Crack on Stage 2

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#39/DDR#39: Very similar to DDR#24, this one involves the two highest areas of relief from the top of the rock to the right.  

Markers: Obverse - A die crack at the base of bust through the "V" up to the Q of Quarter.  Reverse - A long die crack from the back of the motor to the rim (not to be confused with the very similar marker on DDR#3).

Submitted by:  Stage 2 (Shown) - Todd Ayers September 5, 2006. Stage 1 - Jonathan Justice September 8, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-039, Wexler: WDDR-039, Crawford: DDR-039

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #40

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#40/DDR#40: This one involves a portion of the primary tree fully displaced from its point of origin out in the field close to the tree.  Somewhat similar to DDR#27.

Markers: Obverse - A die crack at the base of bust through the "V" (very faint here).  Reverse - Many die scratches through the date and other areas.

Submitted by:  Gerald Fishman September 5, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-040, Wexler: WDDR-040, Crawford: DDR-040

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #41

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#42/DDR#41: This one displays an extra branch on the lower right of the primary tree. There is also some very light doubling to the right of the tree above the one pointed out by the arrow.  This variety is very similar to DDR#32 but is significantly higher.

Markers: Obverse - A die crack through the V of bust; many rust-like pits above QUA of QUARTER.  Reverse - None significant.

Submitted by:  David Serbonich September 11, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-041, Wexler: WDDR-041, Crawford: DDR-041

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #42

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#43/DDR#42: This one displays a tiny portion of an extra branch on the lower right of the primary tree.  There is also a nice portion of the highest relief area of the left side of the rock to the right of the primary tree doubled up to the north of the main rock.

Markers: Obverse - Many die scratches perhaps the most distinctive around LIB of LIBERTY.  Reverse - Many die pits or chips around the designs perhaps the most distinctive between the partial tree and first full tree to the right of the state outline.

Submitted by:  Andrew M. Suchan September 6, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-042, Wexler: WDDR-042, Crawford: DDR-042

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #43

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#44/DDR#43: This one displays a tiny portion of an extra branch on the lower right of the primary tree.  It is very similar to DDR#23.

Markers: Obverse - Many die scratches perhaps the most distinctive around IN GOD WE TRUST.  Reverse - Many die scratches over reverse perhaps the most distinctive around OTA of MINNESOTA.

Submitted by:  Clayton Quirk August 17, 2006. Images shown from coin submitted by Richard Helbig September 6, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-043, Wexler: WDDR-043, Crawford: DDR-043

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #44

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#45/DDR#44: Shows as a tiny teardrop shaped portion from the high relief area from the center of the "primary tree" to the right above the rock.  Similar to DDR#29 in position but smaller.

Markers: Obverse - Many die scratches perhaps the most distinctive around TAT of STATES. A die crack connects the JF initials.  Reverse - Many die scratches over reverse perhaps the most distinctive around the 58 of 1858 and over the tree tops above the area of the doubling.

 Submitted by:  Steven Bernatowicz September 3, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-044, Wexler: WDDR-044, Crawford: DDR-044

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #45

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#46/DDR#45: Shows as a portion of the primary tree to the right with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin out in the field. Similar to DDR#21 and DDR#27 but further to the right. Also shows doubling to the right of the second full tree to the right of the state outline and other areas pointed out by arrows.

Markers: Obverse - Many subdues die scratches some of  the more distinctive around UNI of UNITED. A die crack may extend from the WC initials but damage in the area makes attribution difficult.  Reverse - Many die scratches over reverse perhaps the most distinctive around the 20 of date.

 Submitted by:  Colleen Prebish September 7, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-045, Wexler: WDDR-045, Crawford: DDR-045

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #46

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#47/DDR#46: Shows as portions of the primary tree to left side. Slight traces of the rock to the right side of tree are present right of primary tree.  Compare this variety to DDR#3 for the Denver issue to get a better idea of where the doubling is from and a stronger view.

Markers: Obverse - Many subdues die scratches. A die crack extends accross the base of bust exiting through the "V" of bust into the field.  A die crack connects the JF and C of designers' initials.  Reverse - Many die scratches over reverse perhaps the most distinctive around the 20 of date.

 Submitted by:  Colleen Prebish September 7, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-046, Wexler: WDDR-046, Crawford: DDR-046

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN MF Doubled Die Reverse #47

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#48/DDR#47: Shows as portions of the primary tree to left side.

Markers: Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - None significant.  Found in Mint Set

 Submitted by:  Blaine T. Coffey September 13, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-047, Wexler: WDDR-047, Crawford: DDR-047

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #48

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#49/DDR#48: Shows two of the highest relief areas of the rock to the right of the "primary tree" floating free in the field to the northwest of the rock.  A tiny bit of the tree also shows as pointed out by the arrow.  Two different coins were photographed; one in a very slightly earlier die stage and shows a bit more of the "extra rock."  That image also shows strike doubling on the right side of the tree that is NOT a part of the hub doubling (doubled die).

Markers: Obverse - A proliferation of heavy die scratches cover the obverse.  Some of the most distinctive run through STATES.  Reverse - Many die scratches some of the more distinctive run from the 5 of date to UNUM.

 Submitted by:  John Wexler September 3, 2006.  Images and die stage shown here from coin submitted by Gerald Fishman/G&F Coin Galleries September 14, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-048, Wexler: WDDR-048, Crawford: DDR-048

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN MF Doubled Die Reverse #49

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#50/DDR#49: Shows as an extra portion of the tree as pointed out by the arrow.

Markers: Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - None significant. Found in Mint Set

 Submitted by:  Allen Campbell and Ray McCaffrey September 19, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-049, Wexler: WDDR-049, Crawford: DDR-049

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #50 

Photos by John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#51/DDR#50: Shows as an extra portion of the tree as pointed out by the arrow.

Markers: Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - As shown

 Submitted by:  John Wexler  September 3, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-050, Wexler: WDDR-050, Crawford: DDR-050

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #51

Photos by John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#52/DDR#51: Shows as an extra portion of the tree as pointed out by the arrow.

Markers: Obverse - As shown.  Reverse - N/A

 Submitted by:  John Wexler  September 3, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-051, Wexler: WDDR-051, Crawford: DDR-051

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #52

Photos by John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#53/DDR#52: Shows doubling as of primary tree as pointed out by the arrows.

Markers: Obverse - As shown.  Reverse - As shown

 Submitted by:  Jim Brown  August 24, 2006

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-052, Wexler: WDDR-052, Crawford: DDR-052

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #53

Photos by John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#54/DDR#53: Shows doubling on left side of primary tree as pointed out by the arrows.

Markers: Obverse - As shown.  Reverse - As shown.

 Submitted by:  Submitted by Jim Brown  August 24, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-053, Wexler: WDDR-053, Crawford: DDR-053

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

 

2005-P 25c MN MF Doubled Die Reverse #54


The incuse characters of LAND OF 10,000 LAKES are affected by Strike Doubling
that takes on the appearance of hub doubling because those characters are incuse.


The Strike Doubling on MINNESOTA and 1858 take on the flat, shelf-like
appearance typical of the most common from of strike doubling.

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#55/DDR#54: Shows doubling on right side of primary tree as pointed out by the arrows.

Markers: Obverse - There are a few very small die scratches within the area of IN GOD WE TRUST.  Reverse: One of the pieces examined displayed strong strike doubling on MINNESOTA, 1858 and on portions of LAND OF 10,000 LAKES.  Because the characters of LAND OF 10,000 LAKES are incuse, the strike doubling takes on the interesting effect seen on hub doubling with split serifs, etc., however we note here for clarity that it is NOT a part of the hub doubling. The strike doubling on this variety may vary from coin to coin or be nonexistent on others.  It is not a reliable marker.  Found in Mint Set

 Submitted by:  James Wiles September 15, 2006.  Another coin used for the above images and markers submitted by an anonymous collector.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-054, Wexler: WDDR-054, Crawford: DDR-054

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #55

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#56/DDR#55: Doubling shows as a horn-shaped protrusion to the right of the "primary tree" with its origins from the rocks South of the doubling as pointed out by the red arrow; other traces of doubling in the field from high points of the rocks below.

Markers: Obverse - As shown.  Reverse - As shown.

 Submitted by:  Robert J. Piazza September 25, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-055, Wexler: WDDR-055, Crawford: DDR-055.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #56

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#58/DDR#56: Doubling shows as shown by arrow.

Markers: N/A

 Submitted by:  James Wiles November 03, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-056, Wexler: WDDR-056, Crawford: DDR-056.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #57

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#59/DDR#57: Doubling shows as shown by arrow.

Markers: Obverse - Die cracks and breaks throughout and below designer's initials.  Reverse - Die Breaks in lower 8 or 1858.

 Submitted by:  James Wiles November 03, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-057, Wexler: WDDR-057, Crawford: DDR-057.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #58

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#60/DDR#58: Medium spread as the highest relief areas of the rock right of the third full tree to the Right of the state outline, shifted north.

Markers: Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - None significant.

 Submitted by:  William Dorval .

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-058, Wexler: WDDR-N/A, Crawford: DDR-057.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #59

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#61/DDR#59: Strong spread as an extra tree floating free to the Right of the third tree.  Similar to DDR#12 except this one is closer to the primary tree.

Markers: Obverse - Light die crack on front bust tip.  Reverse: Die crack North from upper Left state outline to rim.

 Submitted by:  Rhonda Snyder to Ken Potter and William Dorval to James Wiles.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-059, Wexler: WDDR-N/A, Crawford: DDR-059.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #60

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR62/DDR#60:  Medium spread as an extra tree tucked low and close to the Right of the third tree.

Markers: Obverse - Die crack and chip on front of bust tip. Die crack through designer's initials.   Reverse - N/A.

Submitted by:  James Wiles.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-060, Wexler: WDDR N/A, Crawford: DDR-060.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #61

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#63/DDR#61: Light spread as an extra tree tucked low and close to the Right of the third tree.

Markers: Obverse - Die cracks and breaks throughout designer's initials.  Reverse - N/A.

 Submitted by:  Rhonda Snyder to Ken Potter and William Dorval to James Wiles.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-061, Wexler: WDDR N/A, Crawford: DDR-061.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #62

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#64/DDR#62: Light spread as an extra tree tucked low and close to the Right of the third tree.

Markers: Obverse - Die cracks and breaks throughout the designer's initials.  Reverse - N/A.

 Submitted by:  Rhonda Snyder to Ken Potter and William Dorval to James Wiles.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-062, Wexler: WDDR N/A, Crawford: DDR-062.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #63

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#65/DDR#63: Strong spread as a light extra tree floating low and free to the Right of the third tree.

Markers: Early Die State Obverse - N/A.  Reverse - Die crack from upper Left state outline Northwest to rim. Mid Die State Obverse - Die crack across base of bust. Die crack through designer's initials. Reverse - Die crack from upper Left state outline Northwest to rim.

 Submitted by:  Rhonda Snyder to Ken Potter and William Dorval to James Wiles.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-063, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: DDR-063.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #64

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#66/DDR#64: Light spread as an extra tree tucked half way up and close to the Right of the third tree.

Markers: Obverse - Early mid die states shows die cracks through the engraver/designer initials as shown above .  Reverse - The Mid Die State shows a die chip in lower 5 of 1858.

 Submitted by:  William Dorval.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-064, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: DDR-064.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #65

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#67/DDR#65: Medium spread as an extra tree tucked close and low to the Right of the third tree.

Markers: Obverse - Early mid die state shows a die crack across front of bust into field; die crack through designer's initials .  Reverse - N/A .

 Submitted by:  William Dorval.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-065, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: DDR-065.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #66

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#68/DDR#66:  Medium spread as an extra tree close and low to the Right of the third tree.

Markers: Obverse - N/A .  Reverse - N/A .

 Submitted by:  William Dorval.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-066, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: DDR-066.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #67
 

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#69/DDR#67: Strong spread as an extra tree tucked half way up and to the Right of the third tree.

Markers: Obverse - N/A .  Reverse - N/A .

 Submitted by:  William Dorval.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-067, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: DDR-067.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #68

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#70/DDR#68: Doubling as shown by arrow.

Markers: Obverse - None particularly significant with perhaps the more notible being the die scratches between the AR of DOLLAR.  Reverse - A tiny die gouge or chip on top of the rock west of the primary tree; otherwise none significant.

 Submitted by: James Davis 10/16/06.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-068, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: DDR-068.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #69
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Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#71/DDR#69: Doubling on left side of primary tree as shown by arrows.

Markers: Obverse - A long die crack extends from the "V" of Washington's bust through the Q or QUARTER.  Reverse - Many minor markers with perhaps those through the date 1858 the most recognizable for this stage..

 Submitted by:  Gerald Weakland 10/01/06.

Cross References:  CPG: N/A, CONECA: N/A, Wexler: N/A, Crawford: N/A.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #70http://koinpro.tripod.com/VarietiesUS/2005P25cMinnDDR070ArW.jpg

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Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#72/DDR#70: Doubling on right side of primary tree as shown by arrow.

Markers: Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - Die chips above the upper right side of state outline and one next to the front fisherman's seat. 

Submitted by:  Gerald Weakland 10/01/06.

Cross References:  CPG: N/A, CONECA: N/A, Wexler: N/A, Crawford: N/A.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #71http://koinpro.tripod.com/VarietiesUS/2005P25cMinnDDR071ArW.jpg

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Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#73/DDR#71: Doubling at upper right of primary tree as shown by arrows.

Markers: Obverse - None significant .  Reverse - Several die chips to the right of the lower state outline.

 Submitted by: Richard Imburgia 01/20/07.

Cross References:  CPG: N/A, CONECA: NA, Wexler: N/A, Crawford: N/A.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #72

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Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#74/DDR#72: Teardrop shaped portion of inner tree doubled out into the field as shown by arrow.

Markers: Obverse - None significant .  Reverse - Die chips throughout the O of OF and 0 below.

 Submitted by:  Mike Pegahi 4/19/10.

Cross References:  CPG: N/A, CONECA: DDR- N/A, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: CDDR- N/A.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #73

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#75/DDR#73:  

Markers: Obverse - .  Reverse -  .

 Submitted by:  

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR- N/A, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: CDDR- N/A.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #74
 

 

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#76/DDR#74: Strong spread as an extra tree tucked half way up and to the Right of the third tree.

Markers: Obverse - .  Reverse -  .

 Submitted by:  

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR- N/A, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: CDDR- N/A.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #75

 

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#77/DDR#75: Doubling as shown by arrow.

Markers: Obverse - None particularly significant with perhaps the more notible being the die scratches between the AR of DOLLAR.  Reverse - A tiny die gouge or chip on top of the rock west of the primary tree; otherwise none significant.

 Submitted by: James Davis 10/16/06.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-068, Wexler: WDDR- N/A, Crawford: DDR-068.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #76

 

 

 

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#78/DDR#76: Doubling on left side of primary tree as shown by arrows.

Markers: Obverse - A long die crack extends from the "V" of Washington's bust through the Q or QUARTER.  Reverse - Many minor markers with perhaps those through the date 1858 the most recognizable for this stage..

 Submitted by:  Gerald Weakland 10/01/06.

Cross References:  CPG: N/A, CONECA: N/A, Wexler: N/A, Crawford: N/A.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #77

 

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#79/DDR#77: Doubling on right side of primary tree as shown by arrow.

Markers: Obverse - .  Reverse - . 

Submitted by:  

Cross References:  CPG: N/A, CONECA: N/A, Wexler: N/A, Crawford: N/A.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-P 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #78

 

 

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#80/DDR#78: Doubling at upper right of primary tree as shown by arrows.

Markers: Obverse -  .  Reverse - .

 Submitted by:  .

Cross References:  CPG: N/A, CONECA: NA, Wexler: N/A, Crawford: N/A.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

Denver Mint Listings

2005-D 25c MN MF Doubled Die Reverse #1


Here is an earlier die stage without the abrasion lines running through the area of the doubling

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#1/DDR#1: This one involves a portion of a tree to the left of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin and tucked in next to the full tree.  

Markers:  Stage 1: Obverse - A very small die crack connects the tops of F and W of the designers' initials.  Reverse - None significant.  Stage 2: Obverse - A very small die crack connects the tops of F and W of the designers' initials.  Reverse - None significant. Reverse - Many diagonal die scratches running from the third full tree right of the state outline to the rock to its right are apparent. . Found in Mint Set.

Submitted by:  State 2 submitted by Lee Lydston  August 8, 2006.  A second specimen reported August 13, found in a Mint set by Kevin Chomicki. Stage 1 submitted by Don Bible September 11, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-001, Wexler: WDDR-001, Crawford: DDR-001.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

CONECA, Crawford, VCR, Wexler: Doubled Die Reverse #2

Photos by John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#2/DDR#2: This one involves doubling as an "extra" tree limb out in the field to the east of its point of origin.   

Markers:  Obverse - a die crack runs along the base of bust through the "V" of bust and into the field. Reverse - there is a die gouge above the outboard motor plus many die scratches run from the rear of the motor into the field.

Submitted by:  John Wexler August 21, 2006. 

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-002, Wexler: WDDR-002, Crawford: DDR-002.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-D 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #3

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#3/DDR#3: This one involves a portion of a tree to the left of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin and tucked in next to the full tree.  There is also some light doubling of the highest relief areas of the rock to the right of the primary tree shifted into the field NW of the rock as pointed out by the red arrows.  The doubled tree is less complete and further west than on DDR#1. 

Markers:  Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - None significant. Found in Mint Set.

Submitted by:  Steve Bernatowicz  August 22, 2006.  

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-003, Wexler: WDDR-003, Crawford: DDR-003.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-D 25c MN MF Doubled Die Reverse #4

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#4/DDR#4: This one displays an extra branch on the lower right of the primary tree. There is also some very light doubling to the right of the branch above the one pointed out by the arrow.

Markers:  Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - None particularly distinctive; area around date shown. Found in Mint Set.

Submitted by:  Kevin Zaletel September 6, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-004, Wexler: WDDR-004, Crawford: DDR-004.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-D 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #5

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#5/DDR#5: This one displays portions of an "extra tree" to the right of the primary tree.

Markers:  Obverse - A short die crack along the base of bust exits out the "V" of bust.  Many tiny die chips on field some shown here.  Reverse - An array of small die chips in the field below the SW corner of the state outline. 

Submitted by:  Charles Cataldo Jr.  September 12, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-005, Wexler: WDDR-005, Crawford: DDR-005.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-D 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #6

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#6/DDR#6: This one displays "extra images"  between the area of the primary tree and rock to right.  It is unknown as to exactly what this doubling represents.

Markers:  Obverse - Small die cracks in the designers' initials.  Multiple die cracks and chips throughout the lower section of ribbon and hair in queue of Washington's hair.  Reverse - None significant. 

Submitted by:  Charles Cataldo Jr.  September 12, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-006, Wexler: WDDR-006, Crawford: DDR-006.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-D 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #7

Photos courtesy of James Wiles

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#7/DDR#7: Strong spread as an extra tree floating free to the Right of the third tree and another section of the tree close to the Left of the third tree.

Markers:  Obverse - Mid die state shows a light die crack on front bust tip. A small die chip is evident between the designer and engravers initials .  Reverse - N/A.

Submitted by:  William Dorval.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-007, Wexler: WDDR-N/A, Crawford: DDR-007.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

2005-D 25c MN BS Doubled Die Reverse #8

Photos courtesy of John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#8/DDR#8: Strong spread an extra branch on the right side of the primary tree.

Markers:  Obverse - N/A.  Reverse - Die gouges (or chips) on first M of MINNESOTA, a light die gouge from the lower right of the I of MINNESOTA.

Submitted by:  Gail Medley December 22, 2006.

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-007, Wexler: WDDR- WDDR-007, Crawford: DDR-008.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling.

 

San Francisco Mint (Proof) Listings

2005-S 25c MN Clad PF Doubled Die Reverse #1

Note: Image of this variety by John Wexler

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#1/DDR#01: This one involves a portion of the third full tree to the right of the state outline with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin out in the field close to the tree.

Markers:  Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - None significant.  Clad Proof

Submitted by:  Brett Yollis August 28, 2006.  

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-001, Wexler: WDDR-001, Crawford: DDR-001.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-S 25c MN Clad PF Doubled Die Reverse #2

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#2/DDR#02: This one involves a portion of the primary tree with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin snuggled in against the tree.  There is also a trace of doubling of the rock to the right of the primary tree to the north.

Markers:  Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - None significant.  Clad Proof

Submitted by:  Kevin Zaletel September 6, 2006.  

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-002, Wexler: WDDR-002, Crawford: DDR-002.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-S 25c MN Clad PF Doubled Die Reverse #3

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#3/DDR#03: This one involves a portion of the primary tree with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin snuggled in against the tree very low.  

Markers:  Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - The reverse designs of this variety were frosted in a very sloppy, lazy manner with no attention paid to staying out of the fields or covering all areas of design.  For example, the field area between the primary tree and the rock to the right is frosted instead of "mirror-like;" the evergreen trees are frosted in an inverted "V" pattern with no attention to making sure the outer tips of the branches are frosted and no attention paid to maintaining the mirror fields in-between those branches.  Compare to the meticulous frost on DDR#2.  Clad Proof

Submitted by:  Kevin Zaletel September 6, 2006.  

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-004, Wexler: WDDR-004, Crawford: DDR-004.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

2005-S 25c MN Silver PF Doubled Die Reverse #4

Variety Coin Register Number: VCR#4/DDR#04: This one involves a portion of the primary tree with the doubling fully displaced from its point of origin far over to the right above the rock. This is the teardrop shaped area that seems as though it was "draped" with frost as not only is it frosted but so is the field area below it.  

Markers:  Obverse - None significant.  Reverse - Like we see on DDR#3, the reverse designs of this variety were frosted in a very sloppy, lazy manner with no attention paid to staying out of the fields or covering all areas of design.  For example, the field area between the primary tree and the rock to the right is frosted instead of "mirror-like;" the evergreen trees are frosted in an inverted "V" pattern with no attention to making sure the outer tips of the branches are frosted and no attention paid to maintaining the mirror fields in-between those branches.  Compare to the near meticulous frost on DDR#2.  Silver Proof

Submitted by:  Dennis Hougard Sept 8, 2006.  

Cross References:  CPG: Not Known, CONECA: DDR-004, Wexler: WDDR-004, Crawford: DDR-004.

Cause:  Tilted Hub Doubling

 

More will be adding in about a week, please check back soon!

 

What About Those Proof Minnesota Quarters?
by Ken Potter - NLG
August 19, 2006


US Mint Image

    At the time of this writing we have reports of 11 different 2005 Minnesota "Extra Tree" doubled dies on the Philadelphia issue and one on the Denver issue (this page will be updated to show all these varieties next Wednesday)!  Philadelphia and Denver have their own independent die shops so for them both to have created these doubled dies means that whatever caused the tilt and slippage in the die/hub setup during the hubbing is inherent to the current process and not just to one particular Mint.  It suggests that what we see here on these quarters is most probably not just a quirk in time but an effect that has been occurring all along to a greater or lesser degree on other issues with doubling resulting where the geometry of the design allows.  As more folks learn of our first Denver issue we'll probably receive more reports on them too!
    We also know this type of centralized doubling has been occurring regularly on the reverse of the Lincoln cent as we have a significant number of dies from the past several years that show the Lincoln statue on the reverse with, "extra knees," extra portions of his shoulder, doubled columns encroaching into the center bay and into the Lincoln statue, etc.  These are well-documented by specialists but did not receive the fanfare that the Minnesota quarters garnered simply because a story revolving around a State Quarter is a "hotter property" at this particular time.


Photo ©Ken Potter 2006/Coin courtesy of Dave Serbonich
Here's a look at a 2006 Lincoln cent with a portion of the seventh column impressed into the Lincoln statue


Another view of the same coin with red arrows to show the doubling

     Many folks are saving State quarters by the rolls and even bags, and if they aren't, plenty of coin shops and speculators are well-stocked with them. This lends the coins well to treasure hunt stories due to their availability.  This availability has allowed collectors to find new varieties fast enough to be reported while the story is still hot and allows the numismatic press to revisit the same basic story week after week with a fresh slant each time making it an even hotter news item as it continues to unfold.
    In fact, I have received more emails, letters and phone calls from folks finding these doubled dies than any other subject I have ever written about in the past 27 years!  The stories found in both Numismatic News and Coin World have been even more exciting to average collectors than the 2004-D Wisconsin quarters with leaf-like die gouges (or die dents) that caught on like wildfire with collectors last year.  This is simply because the Wisconsin quarter finds were very regionalized with most being found in just one area of the country (Arizona) while the there are enough of the various Minnesota doubled dies to have been spread out all over the country which in turn allows just about everybody to find at least one or more of the varieties in their own backyard if they look hard enough!  In a nutshell, collectors are having a field day finding these coins while hardly anybody had a chance of finding a Wisconsin "Extra Leaf" quarter.
    But are we overlooking something?  What about those 2005 proof sets?  They also contain a Minnesota quarter and millions of collectors own one or more but nobody seems to be checking.  We need to consider that the dies for these San Francisco Mint issues were manufactured at the Philadelphia Mint!  This is the Mint that has already been documented as having made at least 11 dies for itself with variations of the "Extra Tree" doubled die!  While I think collectors should start checking all their coins for this centralized type of doubling, the chances are higher that there are some or more of these doubled dies on the proof  Minnesota quarters than perhaps many other issues where we know of nothing yet.  Who will be the first to report one?

 

How The Minnesota "Extra Tree"
Doubled Dies Occurred
by Ken Potter -- NLG
©Ken Potter 2006|
August 17. 2006

The area of doubling on all varieties reported thus far represents the virtual dead center of the coin’s design.  This is an important key their attribution because specialists believe they are the result of tilted hubs that were seated into proper position during hubbing.    

Tilted Hub Doubling restricted to such a small area of design within the center region of the die is possible due to the result of either of two related scenarios.

1) The hub is backed off after the initial kiss of the hub into a tilted die blank and is then reset properly and hubbed again.

2) The hub and die blank are titled in relation to each other and are then forced to seat into proper position by hubbing pressure within a split second after the initial kiss of the hub into the tip of the die blank.

The face of a die blank (referred to as a “die block” in Mint jargon) is machined with a slightly conical configuration to aid in the flow of metal during hubbing.  This would indicate that the initial kiss of a hub into a die blank would be restricted to this centralized area before continuing on to fill out the rest of the design. During this process the tip of a titled die blank would be positioned slightly off location away from the center of the hub into a different area of design than intended and thus the misplaced area of doubling on the affected die.

We have very similar effects known on several Canadian 1974 Winnipeg Centennial nickel dollars where all the doubling is restricted to the center of the die.  In fact, it is ironic that the 1974 Winnipeg dollar DDR#1 and DDR#2 share the exact same design element displaced in two slightly different locations in a like manner to what we see here on our Minnesota quarter DDR#1 and DDR#2!  (See more on them here: Canada1974DollarVars).   Former Royal Canadian Mint Master Engraver, Walter Ott attributed the first one (the only one he saw first-hand) as being created in the manner described above indicating that the doubling could have been created via either of the two scenarios noted here.

With these Minnesota quarters we are well into the single-squeeze hubbing era (which was not the case with the Canada varieties in 1974) so researchers feel that the doubling would have most likely occurred when a tilted hub/die seated into proper position within the single squeeze of the hub.  As the name implies, the single-squeeze hubbing procedure, impresses a complete design into a die with just one pass of the hub. 

 

See More Stories On The Minnesota Quarter Varieties here:
PCGS Will Certify Minnesota Varieties

Here Is The First Article Appearing On The Discovery Coin Before It Was Attributed

 

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