LDB4 – 1955S

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.

“FH+” indicates full breaks that extend above the highest level of the letters.

LDB4-1955S-003B 4FH+

Images Courtesy of Keith Christenson

 

 

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Scratch on “R & U” in TRUST

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B601, Hardy 55S-4FH+.

#2 of 3 stage progression.

 

LDB4-1955S-003C 4FH+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

57S090l

57S090d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –Die Scratch on “R & U” in TRUST is very light on stage 3.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B601, Hardy 55S-4FH+.

#3 of 3 stage progression.

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

LDB4-1955S-002A 4FL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S116l

55S116d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – None Noted.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B610, Hardy 55S-4FL+7.

#1 of 3 stage progression.

In the 1969 edition of “THE CLASSIFICATION AND VALUE OF ERRORS ON THE LINCOLN CENT” by Jean Cohen she notes the 55S-B10 “BIE. Some coins may show light cracked skull”. She illustrates this crack on page 49. Thanks to Pete Apple and Louis A. West we now have examples of how a die changes and die markers change in its life cycle.

Stage 1, Cohen 55S-B10 No Die Crack found on skull.

Stage 2, Cohen 55S-B10 Die Crack on skull. Note: on the example below the first sign of a Die Chip forming in the lower loop of the Mintmark.

Stage 3, Cohen 55S-B10 A Die Chip in the lower loop of the Mintmark.

LDB4-1955S-002B 4FL+

Images Courtesy of Louis A. West

55s-02bl

55s-02dcb 55s-02db

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Crack on Skull, Start of a Die Chip on lower loop of Mintmark.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B610, Hardy 55S-4FL+7.

#2 of 3 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-002C 4FL+

Images Courtesy of Pete Apple

55s-lc

55s-dc

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Crack on Skull,  Die Chip on lower loop of Mintmark.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B610, Hardy 55S-4FL+7.

#3 of 3 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-005 4FL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S096l

55S096d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – None Noted.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Pending, Hardy 55S-4FL+4.

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

LDB4-1955S-004A 4F+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S132l

55S132d55S132r

55S132rdc

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – None Noted.

                            REVERSE – Die scratches top of Right wheat & Die Chip right wheat stalk.

Cross references: Cohen 54S-B604, Hardy 54S-4F+2.

#1of 3 stage progression.

Images are needed for stage #2.

Stage 1, Cohen 55S-604 Die Chip Right Wheat

Stage 2, Cohen 55S-605 Die Crack Left Wheat

Stage 3, Cohen 55S-606 Die Crack Right Wheat

 LDB4-1955S-004C 4F+

Images Courtesy of Louis A. West

55S-04l

55S-04b 55S-04rm

55S-04lw 55S-04rw

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – None Noted.

                            REVERSE –Die scratches top of Right wheat, Die chip Right Wheat & Die Cracks from Rim to both Wheats.

Cross references: Cohen 54S-B606, Hardy 54S-4F+2 “later die state”.

LDB4-1955S-012 4F+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S154l

55S154b55S154d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  None Noted.

                            REVERSE –  Some may show die break on right wheat.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B603, Hardy 55S-4F+.

LDB4-1955S-013B 4F+

Images Courtesy of  Mark Shope

55s-01l

55s-01dc 55s-01d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Chip on Date & Die Crack on head “may not show on well circulated coins”

                            REVERSE –  See notes below.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B650 , Hardy 55S-4F+9.

#2 of 2 stage progression.

Images are needed for stage #1.

Stage 1 Cohen 55S-BA143 Die Cracks between B & E in LIBERTY.

Stage 2 Cohen 55S-B650 “sausage BIE” Die Chip lower loop first 5 with a die Crack Below.

Note: Cohen 55S-BA140 may be the same obverse die with a different reverse die with many large die cracks.

“DH+” indicates a break of ½ or more, but less than ¾  the height of the letters and extends above the highest level of the letters.

LDB4-1955S-006A 4DH+

Images Courtesy of John Smith “OBVERSE” & JC Stevens

LDB4-55S-006l

55S111lw55S111rw

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE “A” – None Noted.

                            REVERSE “A” – Die Break Left Wheat, Die Crack Right Wheat to Rim, Die Chip last S in States.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B906, Hardy 55S-4DH+2.

LBD4-1955S-006B 4DH+

Images are courtesy of Chuck Newman

IMG_7632 IMG_7631IMG_7630

Die Markers: Obverse – A die crack from the rim, through the designer’s initials and into Lincolns right shoulder.

Reverse: The die chip has turned into a cud. See CU-1c-1955S-05R

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B906, Hardy 55S-4DH+2.

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

LDB4-1955S-007B 4BL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S018l

55S018c55S018d

 

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Cracks on B in LIBERTY, Die Crack Coat, Die Dent from Rim to the left of TRUST.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA102, Hardy 55S-4BL+2.

#2 of 5 stage progression.

Note: Cohen shows Die Chips on the date in stages 3 to 5 for this die. None of the samples we have show these chips. The Die Dent from the Rim to the left of TRUST is noted on all 5 stages in Cohen’s listings.

Images are needed of the following stages.

Stage 1, Cohen 55S-BA101 No Die Cracks on lower B in LIBERTY.

Stage 5, Cohen 55S-BA107 Die Crack from Rim to Die Chip on Left Wheat.

LDB4-1955S-007C 4BL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S143l

55S143c55S143o

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Cracks longer on B in LIBERTY, Die Crack Coat, Die Dent from Rim to the left of TRUST.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA103, Hardy 55S-4BL+2.

#3 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-007D 4BL+

Images Courtesy of Karah Sullivan

55S07Dl

55S07Dc55S07Dr

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Cracks on B in LIBERTY, Die Crack Coat, Die Dent from Rim to the left of TRUST.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip on Left Wheat

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA105, Hardy 55S-4BL+2.

#4 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-008B 4BL+

Images Courtesy of John Smith

LDB4-55S-008Bl

LDB4-55S-008Bd

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Break much larger than stage 1, Die Crack on Coat.

                            REVERSE – Die Cracks and Breaks on right Wheat.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA149, Hardy 55S-4BL+.

#2 of 2 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-011A 4BL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S151l

55S151b55S151r

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Light Crack on Skull, “NO” Chip on DATE.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip tip of Right Wheat, A light crack may show in right wheat.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA114, Hardy 55S-4BL+1 .

#1 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-011B 4BL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55s153l

55s153h55s153r

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Break on Skull, “NO” Chip on DATE.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip tip of Right Wheat, Die Break Right Wheat.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA117, Hardy 55S-4BL+1 .

#2 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-011C 4BL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55s152l

55s152d55s152r

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Break on Skull, Die Chip 9 on Date.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip tip of Right Wheat,  Die Breaks right wheat & Left Wheat.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA119, Hardy 55S-4BL+3 .

#3 of 5 stage progression.

“S” indicates a semi die break.

LDB4-1955S-001 4SBL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S140l

55S140m155S140m2

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  None Noted.

                            REVERSE – Die Breaks and Chips on both wheat stalks.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-B170, Hardy 55S-4BL+4.

LDB4-1955S-009A 4SBL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S146l

55S146b55S146r

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – “NO” Die Chip on DATE.

                            REVERSE – Die Crack Right Wheat to RIM.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA153, Hardy 55S-4SBL+1.

#1 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-009B 4SBL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S148l

55S148b55S148d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Chip on DATE.

                            REVERSE – Die Crack Right Wheat to RIM.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA154, Hardy 55S-4SBL+1.

#2 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-009C 4SBL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S149l

55S149b55S149d

55S149o55S149r

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Chip on 9 of Date, Die scratches back of coat.

                            REVERSE – NOTE: “REVERSE DIE CHANGED” None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA155, Hardy 55S-4SBL+2.

#3 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-009E 4SBL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55S150l

55S150b55S150d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Chips on 9 & 5 of Date, Die Crack 9 to Mint Mark, Die scratches back of coat.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA159, Hardy 55S-4SBL+3.

#5 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1955S-010 4SBL+

Images Courtesy of JC Stevens

55s142l

55s142b55s142d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –None Noted.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 55S-BA151, Hardy 55S-4SBL+.

 

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