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While looking at www.coppercoins.com I kept running across phrases like "light to moderate spread can be seen on AMERICA and ONE CENT" and "A strong spread shows as doubling of a portion of column 7 to the right of the statue."


Can anyone give me a better explanation of exactly what "spread" means when it comes to coin errors? Kind of confused, the pictures on the site aren't helping much.

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"Spread" is the term used to describe the amount of doubling seen on coins that have been struck with doubled dies. Light spread indicates that the letters are less separated than a coin that would have more of a "spread". The further apart the doubling the more the "spread"


Spread refers to the degree of separation between the impressions on adoubled die.

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