Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Kristine Garrant, Mar 23, 2023.
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...and between the "BE" is the start of (swelling) another chip which eventually will become a "BIE" variety.
Grease comes of a surface with a solvent. What is on your coin is hard metal.
Lincoln Cent Die Breaks Called “BIE” : Cuds on Coins (cuds-on-coins.com)
Look under BIE cents -
Lincoln Die Break, II-F-4: “BIE” Variety
Good catch. Keep an eye out for these, they are pretty cool!
Nothing to do with a compacted grease strike. That would eliminate the letters. When it is raised that's a part of the die in that area that broke/chipped off.
That's why it's called a Die Chip. It's a worn Die issue.
Found commonly on Wheat Cents. Nice find.
Also.. Please provide the date! There's reasons why we need the date to provide better information!
I think this newbie may have attended the same HS that I went to.
On a coin as this where the question is about one characteristic that is clearly shown on a tiny part of the coin, except in very rare cases, there is absolutely no need to see any other part of the coin; its edge; the holder it is in; or the fingernails of its owner. IMO, the only reason someone might want to know the date is to keep records, check out its rarity, or look for a similar coin.
For example.. I want to see if it's an earlier or later stage of the die break. I can also show the person examples from my collection such as..
There is so much I would love to share but some people just make it so hard to do so
Not necessarily, I like to look and see if I have one or how many of the same year, maybe to see if I have a later/earlier die stage that I can share. It all in the fun and communication.
I'm glad you agree exactly with what I posted!
But me like shiny things to look at.
I have another one more like yours somewhere lol
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