Description: D/S. The diagonal curve of the S is seen inside the D while the top left curve of the S can be seen just below the upper serif of the D. A small part of the upper serif of the S bulges from the top right of the D.
Die Markers: Obverse: None significant. Reverse: A strong die scratch runs from the 2nd S in STATES through the lower part of the dot to the O in OF.
Description: D/S. The diagonal curve of the S is seen inside the D while the bottom of the S is seen just below the D.
Die Markers: Obverse: None significant. Reverse: The reverse of this variety is also a doubled die that is listed in the Wexler Doubled Die Files as 1938-D 5¢ WDDR-001. A close Class II spread can be seen on the letters of EPU while light Class VI extra thickness shows on USA and FIVE CENTS.
Die Markers:Obverse Stage A: E/W die scratches above the date. Obverse Stage B: Weak circular lathe scratches near the upper back of the head at 11:00 area. This scratch is probably present and stronger on the Stage A specimens. Reverse Stage A: NNE/SSW die scratch center of the lower opening of the E of FIVE. NE die scratches from the inside of the C in CENTS. Die gouge in the field below the left side of the E in CENTS. Reverse Stage B: Scratch at the E of FIVE still present. Other Stage A markers are weaker. Secondary mint mark is weaker and omitting the strong details of the “S” mint mark.
Submitted By: Bill Wilson
Cross References: CONECA: RPM #8
Comments: This variety was originally listed as WOMM-006. It was reassigned when it was determined that WOMM-004 and WOMM-005 were not actually OMM varieties.