LDB4 – 1954S

Note: On the 1954-s Cents there are a number of different dies with Die Chips and Die Cracks on the date & mintmark. Check the die markers for a correct match.

The listings on this page are by description / delimitation letter / position letters. Full die breaks at the top and semi die breaks at the bottom of the page. See the Hardy Index System link.

“F+” indicates full breaks that extend both above the highest level and below the lowest level of the letters.

LDB4-1954S-001A 4F+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

54S115l

54S115c54S115d

 Die Markers: Obverse – Light Die Crack on Coat.

                            Reverse – none noted

Cross references: Cohen 54S-B618, Hardy 54S-4F+.

#1 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1954S-001B 4F+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

54S127l

54S127b54S127d

54S127c54S127r

Die Markers: Obverse – Die Break Coat, Die Chip T in LIBERTY, Long Neck 5

                            Reverse – Die Chip T in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen Pre 54S-B622, Hardy 54S-4F+1.

#2 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1954S-001C 4F+

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IMG_6900 copy

Die Markers: Obverse – die crack and chip from the 5 digit in the date.

                            Reverse – Die Chip T in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen Pre 54S-B624, Hardy 54S-4F+1.

#3 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1954S-001D 4F+

Images Courtesy of Louis A. West

 

 

Die Markers: Obverse – die crack and chip from the 5 digit in the date. Die Crack on coat is larger.

                            Reverse – Die chips on left wheat & “T” in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen Pre 54S-B624, Hardy 54S-4F+1.

#4 of 5 stage progression.

Note: Stage 5 will have a crack between the 9 & 5 in the date.

LDB4-1954S-002 4F+

Images Courtesy of Richard Stachowski

54Slll

54Sdcr

Die Markers: Obverse – die crack 5 “Long -Backed 5”

                            Reverse – none noted

Cross references: Cohen 54S-B618, Hardy 54S-4F+14.

LDB4-1954S-004 4F+

Images Courtesy of John Smith

LDB4-54S-004l

LDB4-54S-004d

Die Markers: Obverse – die crack 5 “Long -Backed 5”, Die Crack on 9 in DATE.

                            Reverse – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Pending, Hardy 54S-4F+.

“FL+” indicates full breaks that extend below the lowest level of the letters.

LDB4-1954S-003A 4FL+

Images Courtesy of Juan Aguerre

54Sl

54Sd

Die Markers: Obverse –  Check Mint Mark position .

                            Reverse – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 54S-B503, Hardy 54S-4FL+.

#1 of  4 stage progression.

Stage 1, Cohen 54S-B503 Top of Die Chip is jagged.

Stage 2, Cohen 54S-B504 Die Chips on 5 & 9 of Date.

Images are needed of the following stages.

Stage 3, Cohen 54S-B505 Small die Chip on Right Wheat.

Stage 4, Cohen 54S-B505 Full BIE ( Larger Die Chip)

LDB4-1954S-003B 4FL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

54S019l

54S019b54S019d

Die Markers: Obverse – Die Chip on  9 & 5 on Date, Check Mint Mark position .

                            Reverse – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 54S-B504, Hardy 54S-4FL+.

#2 of 4 stage progression.

LDB4-1954S-006 4FL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

54S124l

54S124b54S124d

Die Markers: Obverse –  Check Mint Mark position .

                            Reverse – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Not Listed, Hardy 54S-4FL+.

LDB4-1954S-008 4FL+

Images Courtesy of Earl M. Williams

 

Die Markers: Obverse –  None Noted.

                            Reverse – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Not Listed, Hardy 54S-4FL.

“EL+”  indicates a break of ¾ that extend below the lowest level of the letters.

LDB4-1954S-007C 4EL+

Images Courtesy of Juan Aguerre

54s-07l

54s-07d 54s-07rw

Die Markers: Obverse –  Small Die  Chip Base of 9, Full die Chip top of 9.

                            Reverse – Die Crack Right Wheat to Rim.

Cross references: Cohen 54S-B407, Hardy 54S-4EL+2.

#3 of 3 stage progression.

Images are needed for stages #1 & 2.

Stage 1, Cohen 57-BA102 SOME fill “Die Chip” on 9, Die Chip base of 9, Die Crack Right Wheat to Rim

Stage 2, Cohen 57-BA103 Die Chip between “B & E” still not full. Die chip in 9 is full.

Stage 3, Cohen 57-B407 Die Chip “BIE” is now full.

“BL” indicates a break of less than ¼ the height of the letters “lower” die break.

“S” indicates a semi die break.

LDB4-1954S-009 4SBL

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

 

Die Markers: Obverse –  Die Crack from the stem on the 5 in the date.

                            Reverse – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 54S-BA204, Hardy 54S-4SBL.

“BL+” indicates a break of less than ¼ the height of the letters that extend below the lowest level of the letters.

LDB4-1954S-005K 4BL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

54S126l

54S126b54S126dm

Die Markers:  Die Crack on 9 in DATE, RPM

                            Reverse – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 54S-B206, Hardy 54S-4BL+3 and CONECA 1954-S RPM-004 stage K.

#11 of 11 stage progression.

Note: Cohen has a list of her Stages 1 through 6 in the Double Mint Mark listing as 54S-DM1 to 54S-DM5 and 54S-BA206a & 54S-B206b. Reverse die changed with Stage I.

 

 

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