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Doubled? or Quadrupled? or Quintupled? or Sextupled Die?
Finland 1947-S 1 Marrka
by Ken Potter -- NLG
October 23, 2004

Photos Ken Potter 2004 / Coin Courtesy Of Harold Kuykendall

    On this variety my first impression was that it was an easy call -- it was a doubled die.  But when the photos came back I noticed that the Crossguard on the sword in the lion's rear paws (see 4th photo down) appeared strongly doubled but also to the west, we see vestiges of what might be as many as four more crossguards. What do you think?

Coin: Finland 1947-S 1 Marrka Doubled Die Obverse
Reported by: Harold Kuykendall
Listing Number: VCR#1/DDO#1
Listing Date: 07/28/03
Description:  Very strong doubling on the obverse including lion's tongue, ear, mouth beard, crown on head, both swords, flowers, date. 
Crossguard on the sword in the lion's rear paws (see 4th photo down) appear strongly doubled but also to the west, we see vestiges of what might be as many as four more crossguards.


Crossguard appears strongly doubled but shifted to the west we see vestiges
 of what might be as many as four more crossguards.


Another Look at the top image to show the strongly doubled flowers to better advantage


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