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1954 S LWB "BIE" questions

SlickCoinsSlickCoins Posts: 658 ✭✭✭
edited July 19, 2022 9:58AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I wonder where all this extra copper is coming from?
Thanks all
PS I added the wheat cause that looks doubled but extra copper everywhere so IDK, I can add more pics of you all want.


  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is not extra copper. They are die chips. Those chipped areas fill in with copper from the planchet when struck.

  • SlickCoinsSlickCoins Posts: 658 ✭✭✭

    Oh yeah those are die chips,, the extra copper is everywhere else, I meant to say.
    Also why double with smaller date and smaller S mm?

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "the extra copper is everywhere else"

    What is your theory on how they add extra copper after the coin is struck?

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 19, 2022 10:49AM

    @SlickCoins said:
    Oh yeah those are die chips,, the extra copper is everywhere else, I meant to say.
    Also why double with smaller date and smaller S mm?

    The date is the same size as ALL 1954 cents. Read up on the die making process and you'll easily understand why the date can't be smaller (unless you're just trying to troll the board with nonsense questions). You were given links in previous posts.

    Same with the S mm, it's the same size . Only one style was used between 1952 and 1974 (MMS-008). It was only a week or two ago that you were given the link to the variety vista site showing the mm styles. You could have easily gone back and confirmed the mm are the same. Did you not bother to check the information? Why bother to ask questions if you're going to ignore information members give you?

    That should clearly, accurately, and completely answer your questions about the date/mm

    You can read and learn about die chips here.


    If you do a little reading and research on this site, you'll significantly increase your knowledge of errors and varieties.

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is the weight? Is it normal? If so, then there is no extra copper.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very common on these cents from the 50's.

  • SlickCoinsSlickCoins Posts: 658 ✭✭✭

    Oh it probably weighs correct, hmmm 🤔 smaller on top of large
    Extra copper

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Read my lips: NO EXTRA COPPER.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:
    Read my lips: NO EXTRA COPPER.

    True, no extra copper as its a standar weight planchet. But with the die chips the planchet metal fills in the chips on the die from over use in the 50's

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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