Tuesday, December 20, 2011

168. 10 sen 2007 Doubled Die Reverse (DDR) Class V - Pivoted Hub Doubling

image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin

image 2: reverse of the coin
image 3: progression of doubling magnitude along the rim on reverse

My constant look out for weird coins landed this monster into my palm. I am still now still in disbelief that I have acquired the mother of the doubled die coins of Malaysia.

The first time I know that this DDR exists is when I stumbled upon an article from NUMISMASTER.COM.


It is quite amazing and proud to see a Malaysian variety coin appeared in a well-known US coin collector website. It is found out that the first known of this DDR now reside in Hawaii, far away from her motherland. She flied to Hawaii across the Pacific Ocean! To such extent the elusiveness of this coin can be said.

In my attempt to recognize the type of this doubled die, I think this is a Type V - Pivoted Hub Doubling Doubled Die.

This type of doubling occurs due to working hub is not properly aligned with the working die. This type of doubling is quite similar with Class 1 (Rotated Hub Doubling), but the pivot point is located somewhere around the rim. Thus, doubling magnitude is not the same along the rim.

The doubling is strongest on one side (in this case, left side of reverse), with little or no doubling on the opposite side of the coin (right side of reverse, see 7 of 07 and A of MALAYSIA). The doubling will increase as you travel around the rim of the coin until you come to the widest doubling. From this point on, the doubling starts to decrease until you return to the starting point with no doubling. This point of no doubling is called pivot point. The pivot point of this coin is found at 3.30 o'clock at the reverse.

And the doubling is in counter clockwise direction.

These two photos are for you to enjoy! Sorry for the low quality photos as I used a scanner, need a proper camera to capture her beauty!

image 4: the strongest doubling, N-N

image 5: the most obvious doubling, 20-20


Anonymous said...

Nice DDR indeed.
Keep up with the good finds, mnfaj :)

Niewmismatic Error Coins said...

Hi mnfaj,
Give it to me!The pictures or the imges SURE clear!Ha!ha!
Extreamly nice DDR indeed.Find me one?

depankanta blogspot said...

Salam mnfaj,
Penemuan terbaik untuk menutup tahun 2011,syiling ini melengkapkan siri monster DD untuk semua denominasi syiling Malaysia...
Syabas dan tahniah mnfaj...

mnfaj said...

Hi whycollect,
Thank you. :)

mnfaj said...

Hi Dickson,
I think you are the one who should give coins to me as you are my sifu! Hehe.
Thanks by the way. Okay I will let you know if I find her other siblings.

depankanta blogspot said...

Salam mnfaj,
Pertama Tahniah dan syabas pada mnfaj atas penemuan syiling ini.Kedua terima kasih kerana sudi berkongsi info tentang syiling istimewa ini.
Kalau antara kita diberi tugas pengkhususan tentang kategori error,Mnfaj adalah orangnya untuk memiliki kepakaran tentang syiling Doubled Die.
Monster DD bagi deno 10 sen siri bunga raya ini melengkapkan set DD syiling Malaysia siri bunga raya.Agak menghairankan juga bagaimana syiling ini sangat sukar dijumpai disini tapi boleh sampai hingga ke Hawai..
Terima kasih banyak2 mnfaj,harap2 depankanta juga dapat jumpa sekeping dua syiling begini...

mnfaj said...

Salam depankanta,
Terima kasih. Memang tak saya nafikan, syiling DD ini agak istimewa, bertaraf raksasa!
Semoga depankanta juga berjumpa dengan spesimen seumpama ini. :)

Bardz Gallery said...

Really amazing collection..
I have 2 pcs of this DDR Monster coin.. what is the rarity of this coin?


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