LDB4 – 1956

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.

LDB4-1956-001A 4F+

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56_052l

56_052b56_052dc

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   Die Cracks on the Bottom of coat.

                            REVERSE –None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B632, Hardy 56P-4F+12.

#1 of 2 stage progression.

LDB4-1956-001B 4F+

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56-122l

56-122r56-122h

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   Die Cracks on the Bottom of coat, Die crack Hair, Bottom of B & R.

                            REVERSE –Die Crack Rim to Right Wheat.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B634, Hardy 56P-4F+.

#2 of 2 stage progression, now with a Die Crack Rim to Right Wheat.

LDB4-1956-002B 4F+

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56-191l

56-191b56-191c

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   BIE extends below bottom of  E, Die Crack on coat.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip last S of STATES.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B610, Hardy 56P-4F+14.

#2 of 5 stage progression.

Images are needed for stages 1 & 5.

Stage 1, Cohen 56-B609 Die Cracks on Coat, Die Crack on E of ONE.

Stage 2, Cohen 56-B610 Die Crack last S of STATES.

Stage 3, Cohen 56-B611 BIE extends below bottom of “E”.

Stage 4, Cohen 56-B613 Die Crack Head to Rim “Spiked Head”.

Stage 5, Cohen 56-B15 Two Cracks to “WE”.

LDB4-1956-002C 4F+

Images Courtesy of John Taylor

56l1

56b56s

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   BIE extends below bottom of  E, Die Crack on Coat.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip last S of STATES.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B611, Hardy 56P-4F+14.

LDB4-1956-002D 4F+

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56_53l

56_53dc56_53db

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   Spiked Head, Die Break Skull, die Crack Coat.

                            REVERSE –Die Crack E of ONE, Die Chip last S of STATES.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B613 “Spiked Head SKH-1c-1956-01A”, Hardy 56P-4F+24.

#4 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1956-002E 4F+

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56-02l

56-02h56-02r

56-02of56-02rf

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   Spiked Head “two cracks”, Die Break Skull, die Crack Coat.

                            REVERSE –Die Crack E of ONE, Die Chip last S of STATES.

Cross references: SKH-1c-1956-01B,  Cohen 56-B615 & 56-B613 “Spiked Head”, Hardy 56P-4F+24.

#5 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1956-006 4F+

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56l

56b56s

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –    Die Crack Skull

                            REVERSE –None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Pending, Hardy 56P-4F+.

LDB4-1956-008 4F+

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56_117l

56_117b56_117d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – None Noted.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Not Listed, Hardy 56P-4F+8.

LDB4-1956-012 4F+

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56_129l

56_129b56_129d

56_129cs

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Crack Skull.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Not Listed, Hardy 56P-4F+.

LDB4-1956-013B 4F+

Images Courtesy of Earl M. Williams

56-123b

56-123l56-123h

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Crack on  Skull and Coat

                            REVERSE – Die Chip on T in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B629, Hardy 56P-4F+24.

#2 of 2 stage progression.

Images are needed for the following stage.

Stage 1, Cohen 56-B627 Die Crack on Coat is missing.

LDB4-1956-015 4F+

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56-210l

56-210b56-210d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  None Noted.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Not Listed, Hardy 56P-4F+.

LDB4-1956-018A 4F+

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56-200l

56-200b56-200t

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Small Die Chip at the Tie, No Die Cracks on Coat.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B602, Hardy 56P-4F+.

#1 of 5 stage progression.

Stage 1, Cohen 56-B602 Small Die Chip at the Tie, No Die Cracks on Coat.

Stage 2, Cohen 56-B603 Has two Die Cracks on the Coat, Better Grade show a Die Crack near VBD. “Images are needed for this stage”.

Stage 3, Cohen 56-B605 Larger Die Chip at the Tie & Die Chip on T in CENT.

Stage 4, Cohen 56-B607 Long Die Crack along Right Wheat to Rim & Die Chip Left Wheat.

Stage 5, Cohen 56-B85 is a IIBIE with two Die Cracks on Coat & Die Cracks from both Wheat Stalks to Rim.

Listed with “Lincoln Die Break, II-F-Multiple: Numerical Order”  LDB34-1956-002E

LDB4-1956-018C 4F+

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56_70l

56_70b56_70t

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Chip at Tie, Die Cracks Coat & VBD.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip on T in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B605, Hardy 56P-4F+.

#3 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1956-018D 4F+

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56-182l

56-182t56-182rw

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Small Die Chip at the Tie.

                            REVERSE – Long Die Crack along Right Wheat to Rim & Die Chip Left Wheat & T in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B607, Hardy 56P-4F+.

#4 of 5 stage progression.

LDB4-1956-022 4F+

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Crack bottom of Lincoln’s coat & RIDB-1c-1956-08

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Not Listed, Hardy 56P-4F+.

LDB4-1956-023B 4F+

Images Courtesy of Keith Christenson

 

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Cracks on Lincoln’s Coat.

                            REVERSE – Die Chips on Left Wheat & “T” in CENT.  Die Break “Retained Cud” White Arrows.

Cross references: RCD-1c-1956-08R, Cohen 56B643, Hardy 56P-4F+19.

#2 of 2 stage progression.

Images are needed for stage #1.

Stage 1, Cohen 56-B640 Die Cracks on left and right wheat. Die Chip on “T” in CENT.

Stage 2, Cohen 56-B643 Die Crack on right wheat is a Die Break “Retained Cud”. Die Cracks on coat.

LDB4-1956-004B 4F+

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56_111l

56_111ldb56_111cr

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   Die Break Head, Die Crack Rim to coat.

                            REVERSE –None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B650, Hardy 56P-4F+.

#2 of 3 stage progression.

LDB4-1956-004C 4F+

Images Courtesy of Earl M. Williams

56-04cl

56-04cb56-04cm

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   Die Break Head, Die Crack Rim to coat.

                            REVERSE –Die Chip Right Wheat.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B652, Hardy F+.

#3 of 3 stage progression.

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

LDB4-1956-007B 4FH+

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56_007l

56_007b56_007r

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –    Die Crack on Coat & Skull.

                            REVERSE –Die Chip on T in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B629, Hardy 56P-4FH+.

#1 of 2 stage progression.

Note: Stage 1 Will be Cohen 56-B627 with only a Cracked Skull.

LDB4-1956-017B 4FH+

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56_167l

56_167rw56_167c

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – None Noted.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip on C in CENT, Die Crack Rim through Right wheat to last S in STATES.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B649, Hardy 56P-4FH+.

#2 of 2 stage progression.

Images are needed of the following stages.

Stage 1, Cohen 56-BA648 Top of BIE is a Die Crack.

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

LDB4-1956-009B 4FL+

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56l

56b56c

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –    Die Crack on Coat & Skull, Die Chip R in LIBERTY

                            REVERSE –Die Chip on T in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B515, Hardy 56P-4FL+2.

#2 of 3 stage progression.

Images are needed for Stage 1

Stage 1 Cohen 56-B512 Will be Cohen 56-B512 missing the Die Chip in the R.

Stage 2 Cohen 56-B515 Die Chip on R in LIBERTY.

Stage 3 Cohen 56-B518 Die Chip on 9 in Date, Large chip on T, & two Die Cracks on skull.

LDB4-1956-009C 4FL+

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56-518cl

56-518cb56-518cd

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –    Die Crack on Coat & Skull, Die Chip R in LIBERTY & 9 on Date.

                            REVERSE –Die Chip on T in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B518, Hardy 56P-4FL+9.

#3 of 3 stage progression.

LDB4-1956-011 4FL+

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56_130l

56_130b56_130c

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –    Die Crack on  Skull, Bottom of Coat.

                            REVERSE –Die Chip T in CENT.

Cross references: Cohen Not Listed, Hardy 56P-4FL+.

LDB4-1956-016 4FL+

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56_147l

56_147c56_147e

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Crack & Chip Coat, Die Break Skull, Die Chip at Throat.

                            REVERSE – Die Chip on T in CENT & E in ONE, Die Breaks & Chip on both wheat stalks.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B507, Hardy 56P-4FL+.

“EH”  indicates a break of ¾ “upper” die break.

LDB4-1956-003A 4EH

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56_078l

56_078c56_078r

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   Die Crack Coat.

                            REVERSE –Die Chip C of CENT.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B905, Hardy 56P-4EH-3.

#1 of 7 stage progression.

Stage 1, Cohen 56-B905 Die Cracks on Coat, Die Chip on C of CENT.

Images are needed of the following stages,

Stage 2, Cohen 56-B906 Die Chip on Left Wheat

Stage 3, Cohen 56-B907 Die Break at Bust Line

Stage 4, Cohen 56-B908 Die Break at Bust Line Larger

Stage 5, Cohen 56-B909 Die Break at Bust Line Even Larger ” Image found”

Stage 6, Cohen 56-B75 Now a IIBIE

Stage 7, Cohen 56-B77 IIBIE With Die Chip on the R on LIBERTY “Skirted R”

LDB4-1956-003E 4EH

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56_146l

56_146c56_146r

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –   Die Crack Coat.

                            REVERSE –Die Chip C of CENT.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B909, Hardy 56P-4EH-3.

#5 of 7 stage progression. See notes above.

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

LDB4-1956-019 4EL+

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56_169l

56_169h56_169c

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Cracks on Head and Coat.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B405, Hardy 56P-4EL+1.

“DH” indicates a break of ½ or more, but less than ¾ “upper” die break.

“S” indicates a semi die break.

LDB4-1956-005A 4SDH

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56-005l

56-005b56-005o

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –    Die Crack Rim to coat.

                            REVERSE –None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B804, Hardy 56P-4SDH-1.

#1 of 2 stage progression.

Note: Stage 2 will have a Die Break between the coat and rim.

“DHM” indicates a break of ½ or more, but less than ¾ “upper middle” die break.

LDB4-1956-014B 4DHM

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Chip on 9 in Date, Die Cracks on Head & VBD.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B977, Hardy 56P-4DHM-2.

#2 of 4 stage progression.

Images are needed of stage 1.

Stage 1 Cohen 56-B975 Small Die Chip between B & E, Die Cracks on Head and VBD

Stage 2 Cohen 56-B976 Die Chip is larger with Die Crack extending to B, Chip on 9 on Date.

Stage 3 Cohen 56-B977 Die Chip between B & E is larger.

Stage 4 Cohen Not Listed Large Die Crack on Nose.

LDB4-1956-014C 4DHM

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56-186l

56-186d56-186c

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  Die Chip on 9 in Date, Die Cracks on Head & VBD.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-B977, Hardy 56P-4DHM-2.

#3 of 4 stage progression.

LDB4-1956-014D 4DHM

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56-156l

56-156b56-156h

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –  See above plus Large Die Crack on Nose.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen Not Listed, Hardy 56P-4DHM.

#4 of 4 stage progression.

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

“S” indicates a semi die break.

LDB4-1956-010B 4SCH

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56_121l

56_121b56_121r

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE –    Die Crack on  Skull.

                            REVERSE –Die Crack on Right Wheat will be hard to spot.

Cross references: Cohen 56-BA704, Hardy 56P-4SCH.

#2 of 4 stage progression.

Images are needed for the following stages.

Stage 1, Cohen 56-BA703 Die Crack on Right Wheat is missing.

Stage 3, Cohen B903 Die Chip between B & E is much larger.

Stage 4, Cohen B620 Die Chip is now a full BIE.

“CL+” indicates a break of ¼ or more, but less than ½  that extend below the lowest level of the letters.

LDB4-1956-020A 4CL+

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56-192l

56-192h56-192rw

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Chip on the bottom of the R on LIBERTY.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-BA125, Hardy 56P-4CL+1.

#1 of 2 stage progression.

Stage 1, Cohen 56-BA125 Die Crack B to E, Die Chip bottom R in LIBERTY. Worn Die may not show cracks on coat, skull and Left Wheat.

Stage 2, Cohen 56-BA127 Heavy Die Crack on Left Wheat. Images of a better grade die are needed.

LDB4-1956-020B 4CL+

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56-147l

56-147b56-147d

DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Chip on the bottom of the R on LIBERTY.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-BA127, Hardy 56P-4CL+1.

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

“R” indicates a related die break.

LDB4-1956-021 4RBL+

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DIE MARKERS: OBVERSE – Die Crack bottom of Lincoln’s coat.

                            REVERSE – None Noted.

Cross references: Cohen 56-BA105, Hardy 56P-4RBL+2.

 

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