In Reply to: Re: RARE COIN posted by steveVa on August 17, 2017 at 23:18:37:
Those were great years for collecting circulated coinage. That's when I started collecting. You could still find Indian Head pennies, V nickels, Liberty quarters and other older coins in circulation. I would go through coins earned from my paper route and go to the bank and buy rolls of coins and go through them to fill in my collections.
Finding two '55 double dies in two weeks is pretty cool. '55 was not a good year for the 3 mints - all 3 produced error pennies that year. The 1955's are actually not that rare or as valuable as some other Lincolns. The '55-P (no mint mark) doubled die obverse is the one with the "In God We Trust" doubled. There are two '55-D varieties - one with a doubled date, one with a doubled (repunched) mint mark and another with a vertical "D" punched over a horizontal "D". There is a '55-S variety with a repunched mint mark.