What is a Double Stamped Coin

What is a Double Stamped Coin

Coin dealers are always getting asked “what is my double stamped coin, penny, nickel, etc… worth?”. When the question should be what exactly is a double stamped coin and could the coin I have be one? Double stamped coins are more properly known as multiple stuck coins. These are error coins that have for a number of technical reasons received more than one or impression from the die. Often miss-aligned and many times dramatic. If the doubling is slight the collector value will be minimal or it maybe an example of “step-doubling” or “machine doubling”.

Error coins are usually in relatively new to uncirculated condition. This is because an error coin does not circulated very long. It is usually noticed by someone early on in its use and therefore “save” it.

Most modern double stamped or multiple strike coin have minimal extra collector value. Usually under $100.00