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Blank Planchet

Blank Planchet These planchets have not passed through the upset mill. The upset mill raises or upsets the edge of the planchet for the purpose of better striking and stacking of the coins. Discs without an upset edge are correctly called blanks. They are generally assumed to be easy to fake, but...

BIE Die Break

BIE Die Break This is a sub-category of the die break affecting the letters of LIBERTY on the Lincoln cent. Technically, only a die break between BE of LIBERTY qualifies as a BIE. Generically speaking, however, a die break between any of the letters of LIBERTY qualifies. This variety was termed the...

Bar Die Break

Bar die break This is a sub-category of the die break affecting the letters of LIBERTY and the date of the Jefferson nickel. Primarily affecting the dates of 1960-D and 1961-D, this variety features a bar across the top of the letters of LIBERTY and the digits of the date. Many examples exist with...