1969 s double die obverse penny
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is a 1969 S United States Penny, with a strike-doubled or machine-doubled error on the obverse. Unfortunately, this coin is not a doubled-die obverse error. A true doubled-die obverse would show strong doubling on the date along with the words "Liberty" and "In God We Trust" in a south-east direction.
More information on identifying a true doubled-die cent can be found at https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1969-s-1c-doubled-die-obverse-rd/2923# and at http://koinpro.tripod.com/Articles/1969SDoubledDieCent.htm.
In consideration of the factors noted, a Fair Market Value (pre-auction estimate) of this piece would be estimated at face value.