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Does anyone still collect BIE cent errors?

COINS MAKE CENTSCOINS MAKE CENTS Posts: 1,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

So in a collection I came across hundreds and hundreds of BIE erros on wheats and memorial cents. The collector actually had paperwork showing auction results as well as a BIE club, but this was all from the 70s

Does anyone collect these things anymore, or are they to plentiful now and not worth keeping out of the wheat bucket?

Thanks

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  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭

    I know peoples which collect those things. Before I release in the wild, now I senf to a friend in Philladelphia.

    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT.FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL.THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE. MARK TWAIN

  • keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,451 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not collect them but I have a raw one somewhere.

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
    Looking for Top Pop Mercury Dime Varieties & High Grade Mercury Dime Toners. :smile:
  • rmpsrpmsrmpsrpms Posts: 1,810 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I collect them, going so far as to specialize in their die stages and such. I'm particularly fond of 1955-S, and in the earliest dates, any unusual ones, etc. I recently got a rare one from a member of another forum, and shot it in HiRes. You can see it here:

    https://easyzoom.com/image/501143/album/0/4?mode=manage

    I generally am only interested in BU examples since the BIE die chips are often taller than the rest of the letters, thus circulation is not kind to them.

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  • COINS MAKE CENTSCOINS MAKE CENTS Posts: 1,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rmpsrpms said:
    I collect them, going so far as to specialize in their die stages and such. I'm particularly fond of 1955-S, and in the earliest dates, any unusual ones, etc. I recently got a rare one from a member of another forum, and shot it in HiRes. You can see it here:

    https://easyzoom.com/image/501143/album/0/4?mode=manage

    I generally am only interested in BU examples since the BIE die chips are often taller than the rest of the letters, thus circulation is not kind to them.

    Is there a website you use particularly with rarity or price info? Any tougher dated ones?

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    HAPPY COLLECTING


  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭

    https://cuds-on-coins.com/lincoln-cent-bies/

    This it is the web site for them.

    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT.FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL.THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE. MARK TWAIN

  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 383 ✭✭✭✭

    I only have been able to find one 1958 in circulation.

    Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't religiously search for them but when I do find one I keep it.

  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭

    @ rmpsrpms said:
    I collect them, going so far as to specialize in their die stages and such.

    So Ray I will send in future also to you not only to Keith

    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT.FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL.THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE. MARK TWAIN

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The mint provides something for everyone.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,394 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27, 2024 12:57PM

    I had no idea there was a BIE club!!

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I treasured these coins as a youngster, to me, the '57-d was the most prevalent BIE coin.
    I still have a cache of them somewhere.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • PizzamanPizzaman Posts: 211 ✭✭✭

    We collect them. Habits are hard to break.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice to see minor coins represented. Most of us started with the minors.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".

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