BIE Lincoln 1957 error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JohnnyBlanco, Mar 20, 2024.


What is it worth if anything?

  1. Are these worth anything?

  2. Do it only happens in 1957

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  1. JohnnyBlanco

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  3. Coins4Eli

    Coins4Eli Collector of Early American Copper

    As to your question, no this is not just limited to 1957, there are many other years with BIEs. They are relatively common and a quite a few are still available in circulation. These used to go for a good amount of money but in recent times the prices have plummeted. To the right person your coin is worth about 20 cents. :)
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  4. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    You might double your money, maybe a little better. The S&H will kill you, however. "No" on the other question. Awesome pictures.
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    lol thanks
  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Been collecting for better than fifty years and still haven't gotten my hands on one of those..... As the others have said, no real premium to speak of... But they are cool.
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I have 3 examples of BIE on 1994 Copper Plated Zinc Cents..
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    BIE cents can be on any year as it’s caused by a break in the die. They bring a small premium, very small.
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  11. eddiespin

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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    They are only worth what a collector of such an issue is willing to pay for it. For example, I once visited a flea market out in Pennsylvania and a vendor had a album of "Mint Errors" available. Most were really not errors or varieties but there were a few misaligned die strikes, Finned rims and BIE die breaks. I purchased 2 good BIE examples for $5.00 and took them home with me.
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  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    No, Ed, I mean these websites. I mean, if you think about it, really think it over, these are very substantial investments in time. How can you hold down a real job doing this? Did you click any of the links? I don’t see how you can. This must be all these people do in life, their only talent. There must be some kind of ROI, return on their investment. What is it? That’s all I’m wondering.
  14. VistaCruiser69

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  15. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Why? Because I've got dozens of Wheaties with the "BIE" that I found in circulation. I figured its as common on the copper pennies as plating blisters are on the zinker pennies, well almost anyways.
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  16. Randy Abercrombie

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    I know, right? And I have plundered many thousands in my years.... Nary a one.
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