Lincoln Cent Die Breaks Called “BIE”

The numbering system that we are using for this anomaly type is designed to bring a person to the correct page for identifying the anomaly that he or she is searching for.

We have adopted part of Alan Herbert’s PDS system in using the nomenclature II-F-1 through 8 to identify the various die breaks that have occurred in the word LIBERTY.

LDB1-1945-001

When looking at the above file number the LDB stands for Lincoln Die Break. The 1 digit would signify that the coin has an “ILI” type of die break. The next four digits are the year and the last three digits are the number of die anomalies in that particular year in that section.

LDB24-1945S-001

While having two die break anomalies on the same coin is infrequent, still it does happen. Looking at the above file number, the 24 digits indicate that this particular coin has an “LII” and a “BIE” type of die break. The date follows the number sequence and if applicable, the mintmark. If a D or S is not seen, the Philadelphia mint is that coin’s origin.

NOTE: All coins with two or more die break anomalies will be listed separately in a NEW file called Lincoln Die Break, II-F-Multiple. This file can be found as the last entry on this page. 

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Lincoln Die Break, II-F-1: “ILI” Variety

1962

1995

2011

Lincoln Die Break, II-F-2: “LII” Variety

1950

1952

1983

Lincoln Die Break, II-F-3: “IIB” Variety

1945-D

1948

1949-D

1951

1953-D

1954-D

1955-D

1956

1957-D

1960                 1960-D

1962

1983

1987

1989

1994

1995

1998

1999

2002

2003

2007

Lincoln Die Break, II-F-4: “BIE” Variety

1930

1950               1950-D

1951               1951-D              1951-S

1952                                               1952-S

1953               1953-D

1954-D               1954-S

1955                1955-D                 1955-S

1956                 1956-D

1957                 1957-D

1958

1960                 1960-D

1962

1982

1983

1994

1995                 1995D

1996 

1998

1999

2001

2002

2003

2004              2004D

                       2005D

2007

                               2008-D

2012

2014

Lincoln Die Break, II-F-5: “EIR” Variety

1951

1952

1953

1954D

1955                 1955D

1956

1958

1960D

1962

1983

1994

Lincoln Die Break, II-F-6: “RIT” Variety

1946

1953                1953D

1954S

     1960D

1962               1962D

1963D

1966

     1970D

1981

1983

1990

1991

1994                1994D

1995D

Lincoln Die Break, II-F-7: “TIY” Variety

1958D

1960D

1986

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

Lincoln Die Break, II-F-8: “TYI” Variety

Lincoln Die Break, II-F-Multiple: Date-Numerical Order