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    Hello All: Jay here aka CollectorsSalez New Non-Member Registrant

    Longtime Numismatist / Hobbyist from the early age of 15 when brought into the hobby / profession by my father as well as my uncle.
    Sold my first struck-through, or as I "coined" it......get it COINED it "MISSING L" / "IBERTY" 1971 LMC (Lincoln Memorial Cent) at World Coin on 48th S Pulaski in Chicago for a crispy $20 Andrew Jackson. Now, that is not to say that dear ol' dad didn't front up the twenty-dollar greenback to rope me in on this whole coin bit (as he still sometimes does til this day). Anywhoo, Together we've made some incredible finds and turned around many a great profit together as well as individually. So, I've been collecting since 15 which is about, oh, 30± years. I don't claim to know nearly everything. Not even a fraction. And, there is always room to learn, and, you learn something new every day. Whether you want to or not, whether you know it or not. l do like to pride myself in picking out peculiarities in people, things, animals, the world and, of course, COINS. So.... I hope to learn, grown and gain the assists of the many seasoned individuals here. I have a 1955 S - Lincoln Wheat Cent possibly DDO / DDR along with a CUD or DIECHIP within the main body of the "9" in the date. I can detect heavy thick copy throughout the date, motto, liberty and such. There is also subtle notching on a few of the devices as well. I've taken some decent photos that should aid in reviewing. What makes this interesting is that the condition of the coin/s are well before any of the dies needed polishing or maintenance, along with having more than one of these in uncirculated condition - definitely, MS 63 or higher.
    A. Are these / this coin DDO?
    B. DDO/DDR?
    C. Is the inclusion a CUD / DIECHIP?
    D. Worth or Recommended to be Graded? NGC is near me or is PCGS stronger?
    E. Does it Qualify as a New Attribution?

    Thank You for Your Time & Consideration
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    Hi Jay, and welcome to the forum. I will be happy to address your questions.
    First off, you do have a very nice 1955S coin. We do not grade coins here but IMHO, your grade of MS63 or higher is definitely accurate. Those are great photos and I will answer your question in the order listed.

    A: This coin is not a listable doubled die. However, 1955 cents did have Master Die Doubling which is visible on almost ALL 1955 P/D/and S coins. There is no premium associated with coins that have master die doubling as there are so many of them.

    B: It is not a DDO or DDR I do see some die deterioration on the reverse that may look like doubling to some, but that is all.

    C: I have seen this particular die before. It is indeed a die chip inside to loop of the 9 of the date. On this particular die, that chip does get much bigger as the die struck more coins. The later die states also included die cracks on the skull.

    D: The decision to have a coin graded is a personal choice. You must weigh some pros and cons such as if the cost of having the coin graded is something you can recoup if you wanted to sell it. If you just want to put together a nice set of coins, this one looks as though it would be a good candidate. The same goes with who to send it to. It is a personal choice and PCGS graded coins do normally sell for a bit more than NGC.

    E: Since this coin is not a listable variety, it does not qualify as a new attribution.

    There you have it. Once again, welcome to the forum. We are glad you are here.
    Bob Piazza
    Lincoln Cent Attributer