View Full Version : Canada 1978 Ni Dollar Major Doubled Die Reverse

04-30-2015, 08:21 PM
This 1978 Nickel Dollar Doubled Die represents the one and only major DD known for this first year of the Single-Squeeze "Restrained Hubbing" process implemented in Canada. Reported by Steve Olter of Michigan in April 2009 this one was featured in my World Coin News column, Visiting Varieties.

Olter had asked what I though of the raised area found on the reverse Voyageur design. The area in question is found on the island fairly well centered between the Indian and fur trader that the Mint refers to a “voyageur.” At first glance it was clear that it did not exhibit the usual characteristics of a die dent, die gouge or die break. It was smooth and rounded as if it has been hubbed there as a part of the design. Since it certainly did not belong there and had to be a displaced area of “extra design” from an early hubbing I determined that it was just a matter of examining the coin to find out were the point of origin of the secondary design was. In short order I found the most probable answer. The extra design appears to fit well within the confines and shape of the lowermost left branch of the left evergreen tree.

The blue arrow points to the place of origin of the doubling and the red arrow at the displaced area of the tree.


04-30-2015, 09:25 PM
You sure that isn't an Asian Carp jumping into the boat? How did that get displaced so far and nothing else was displaced?

04-30-2015, 09:48 PM

This is a Titled Hub doubled die. The same cause of all the Minn. Quaters with the totally separated "Extra Tree" and the same as the Homestead quarters. Same as all the Titled Hub Canada 1974 Extra Yoke nickel dollars.


05-28-2015, 12:15 AM
Ken, I am still looking for one of these for my collection... this one is proving to be quite elusive.


06-09-2015, 10:44 PM
Roger, I have not seen another.

06-09-2015, 11:06 PM
Roger I have some 78's around here that I will check for you.

07-02-2016, 08:13 PM
Found one Ken!!! I will be sending it to PCGS, as it is a beautiful prooflike (PL) grade...