LDB4-1953

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

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

LDB4-1953-004 EL+

Images are courtesy of JC Stevens

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Cracked Skull, Die Cracks across Coat into field.

                            REVERSE – Die Break Left Wheat.

Cross references: Cohen 53-B510, Hardy 53P-4EL+4.

“CH” indicates a break of ¼ or more, but less than ½  “upper” die break.

“S” indicates a semi die break.

LDB4-1953-003A 4SCH

Images are courtesy of JC Stevens

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DIE MARKERS: Note Markers for Stage 1 below.

Cross references: Cohen 53-BA125, Hardy 53P-4SCH+3.

#1 of 5 stage progression.

Note: Images are needed for the following stages 2 through 5.

Stage 1 Cohen 53-BA125; Die Cracks on B,E & R in LIBERTY, Very Light Die Crack on Coat. Hardy Index 53P-4SCH+3 lists only one stage and it also notes a “Shift 3” which is DDD (die deterioration doubling ).

Stage2 Cohen 53-BA126; Obverse same as stage 1, Reverse Die Chip Left Wheat.

Stage3 Cohen 53-BA127; Obverse same as stage 2 plus Die Crack on L in LIBERTY, Reverse 2 Die Chips on Left Wheat.

Stage 4 Cohen 53-BA128; Obverse same as stage 3, 4 Die Chips on the Left Wheat.

Stage 5 Cohen 53-BA129; Obverse same as stage 4, 6 Die Chips on the Left Wheat.

“BH+” indicates a break of less than ¼ the height of the letters and extends above the highest level of the letters.

LDB4-1953-007B BH+

Images are courtesy of JC Stevens

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Crack on Skull, Die Chip on 1 in Date.

                            REVERSE – Die Breaks in Left Wheat, Die Crack tip of Left Wheat to Rim, Die Chip O in ONE.

Cross references: Cohen 53-BA53, Hardy 53P-4SDH+6.

#2 of 2 stage progression.

Note: Images are needed for Stage 1.

Stage 1 Cohen 53-BA52 will have fewer Die Breaks/Chip on Left Wheat.

“A” indicates an associated die break.

Note: Hardy did not use “Die Break Locator Numerals” on associated die breaks.

LDB4-1953-006B 4AHBH+

Images are courtesy of JC Stevens

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Crack on VBD, Shift 3 “Die deterioration doubling (DDD) “

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 53-BA709, Hardy 53P-AHB&E+1.

#2 of 2 stage progression.

Note: Images are needed for Stage 1. The Hardy & Cohen listings do not note the VBD Die Crack.

Stage 1 Cohen 53-BA708; Die Crack/Break starts at the E not reaching the B.

“BH” indicates a break of less than ¼ the height of the letters “upper” die break.

“S” indicates a semi die break.

LDB4-1953-001 4SBH

Images are courtesy of JC Stevens

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Crack Skull.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip Left Wheat.

Cross references: Cohen 53-BA705, Hardy 53P-4SBH-3.

LDB4-1953-002B 4SBH

Images are courtesy of JC Stevens

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Chip upper & lower B

                            REVERSE – Die Breaks Left Wheat

Cross references: Cohen 53-BA86, Hardy Pending due to PSD.

#2 of 4 stage progression.

Stage 2 Cohen 53-BA86; Obverse same as stage 1, Reverse same as stage 3 except no Die Chip on T in CENT with PSD.

PSD “Post Strike Damage” to the are near the top of the B in LIBERTY.

Note: The Obverse is missing the Die Crack on the skull and missing the Die Crack between the coat and rim.

LDB4-1953-002C 4SBH

Images are courtesy of JC Stevens

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Chip upper & lower B, Die Crack Skull, Die Crack Coat and between Rim & Coat.

                            REVERSE – Die Breaks Left Wheat, Die Chip T in CENT

Cross references: Cohen 53-BA88, Hardy 53P-4RBL&H+1.

#3 of 4 stage progression.

Note: Images are needed for the following stages.

Stage 1 Cohen 53-BA84; Die Crack on BE with Chips upper & lower B Light Die Cracks on Coat, Light Die Crack Left Wheat, Die Crack bottom of T in CENT.

Stage 4 Cohen 53-BA90; Obverse same as stage 3, No errors on Reverse “REVERSE DIE CHANGED”.

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

“S” indicates a semi die break.

LDB4-1953-005 4SBL+

Images are courtesy of JC Stevens

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Shift 3 “Die deterioration doubling (DDD) “

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen NL, Hardy 53P-4SBL+1.

“A” indicates an associated die break.

Note: Hardy did not use “Die Break Locator Numerals” on associated die breaks.

LDB4-1953-008B 4BA+

Images are courtesy of Earl M. Williams

 

 

DIE MARKERS: Obverse – See Spike Head  SKH-1c-1953-04.

Reverse – Die Chip Right Wheat.

Cross reference: Cohen Index 53-BA106.

 

 

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