1956 Lincoln Wheat Penny-Die Break Error Obverse??

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Rosalita, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Rosalita

    Rosalita Active Member

    Hi guys,

    I have this 1956 Lincoln Wheat penny and would like to know what the piece of metal is considered, located at Lincoln's Bow tie on the Obverse (See close up Photo). Is this a die chip or a die break error?

    Thanks very much. 1956 Lincoln Wheat Penny (Obverse).jpg 1956 Lincoln Wheat Penny (Closeup).jpg 1956 Lincoln Wheat Penny (Reverse).jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Die Chips are Die Breaks ;)

    Looks like a Die Break to me.
    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Breaks and chips are the same thing. You have a nice one there.
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Like the slaves in the deep south, it is the result of an abused and overworked die.
  6. Mountain Man

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  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Interesting place for a die chip. The mid to late 50's and early 60's coins had lots die chips on them. Which I think had more to do with some of the dies being to brittle and prone to breakage during this time period.
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