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1955 S Lincoln Cent Possible Die Chip At Liberty? Or MD?

 
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 Posted 12/03/2017  3:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add antmark3d to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Something is going on between the "B" and "E" in the word liberty.
Would it even be a die chip? Looks like extra material, I wish it was a DD, its in good condition. Please take a look and let me know! Thanks in advanced!!

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 Posted 12/03/2017  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, die chip - that is called a "BIE" error. Nice Lincoln cent error.
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 Posted 12/03/2017  3:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is some short and to the point information on BIE cents
http://Lincolncentresource.com/FAQ/BIE.html
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 Posted 12/03/2017  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find

I'm not an expert but What you have here is refered to as a "BIE" cent/penny. It is a die chip between the B and E. I beleive most common in the 1950's . I'm sure some of the more knowledgeable will chime in shortly with a more informative answer..

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Your a little faster at typing than I Mark1959
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Your a little faster at typing than I


I took typing in High School - back when they actuall came out with the electric typewriter! (I know, whats a typewriter?)
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 Posted 12/03/2017  4:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Me too Mark, was the only Boy in a class of young ladies (?)...
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 Posted 12/03/2017  4:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll go you one better - I was the only guy in shorthand class (2 years) in high school, and that skill (plus typing) eventually kept me stateside during the Vietnam War.
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With big hands and fat fingers I'm a one finger Typer.
And pretty fast too




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 Posted 12/03/2017  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrzllewellyn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
http://cuds-on-coins.com/ldb4-1955s/

Looks to be 004C with the chip in right wheat and the die cracks on both I believe I see all the markers for that double check
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 Posted 12/03/2017  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ElonU to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool example of "BIE". I always keep those I come across.
Always collecting silver wartime Jefferson nickels '42-'45!
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Great find! That this a "BIE" cent. It's a Die Chip between the B and E that caused this error. Common on the 1950's Wheat cents since the U.S. Mint over used the dies past retirement.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
Machine Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
Split Plate Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/357614
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 Posted 12/03/2017  5:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antmark3d to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks to be 004C with the chip in right wheat and the die cracks on both I believe I see all the markers for that double check

Thanks Mrzllewellyn for the reference, you are right on! I didn't even look at the back and it does have those markings of 004C.

Thansk Mark1959 with "BIE" info.
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 Posted 12/03/2017  5:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And you got informative spiel about typing. Who would have guessed?
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And you got informative spiel about typing. Who would have guessed?


That's an added bonus!
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 Posted 12/03/2017  6:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like that Mr Frog took shorthand! My sister took shorthand and I couldn't tell what the heck that even was!
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