Friday, August 5, 2011

138. Malaysia 20 sen 2008 Doubled Die Variety Reverse Type V Pivoted Hub Doubling

image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin
    Now I shared the same feeling as blogger whycollect had anticipated in his post, not too long ago. Mixed feelings between happy and frustration. Being happy for discovering another doubled die coin, which is not easily acquired as nobody is selling them right now, and frustrated as the condition of the coin is not in a desirable state.

   This is most probably a Type V Doubled Die Reverse (DDR) - Pivoted Hub Doubling, Counter Clockwise Direction (CCW), pivoted at 10 o'clock which occurs when the working die is not properly aligned with the working hub, thus rotated during one of the hubbing processess.

   The doubling is clearly stronger at one side, which is the right side of the reverse. The doubling will increase as you travel around the rim until you come to the strongest point, and starts decrease till you return to the point of no doubling. This point of no doubling is called pivot point. From this specimen, the pivot point is most likely located at 10 o'clock position.

    This is my second specimen of this variety. This is my first specimen in a nicer condition.

4 comments:

whycollect said...

Hi mnfaj,
At least the condition of your coin is much better the one that we've found.
Yeah, its a pity.
After much effort expanded looking for such a coin, only to find it is a DDR but also a PMD.
Frankly, yours still look collectible.
Congratulations, mnfaj :)

mnfaj said...

Hi whycollect,
Yeah, I would love to keep this specimen as my collection as this is my first DD coin which I have ever encountered in my daily loose coins.
Thank you for visiting, whycollect. :)

nucoins said...

Good enough as a specimen and enjoy the find.
These DD varieties is still fairly new to many local collectors and most, if not all probably missed them or knew nothing about them when they durianpicked! Thus selling them is non existence at the moment.
Oh well, we don't have Lincoln cent to shout about here!

mnfaj said...

Thank you nu,
Most of collectors also still cannot differentiate between DD and MDD. Thus losing interest in this segment. Perhaps this is the best time to collect DD. Thank you for hopping in. :)

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