• When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

1958 Lincoln Penny Die Error?

3 posts in this topic

The Obverse die that struck this coin had a piece chipped out of the die between the middle and lower bar of the E in LIBERTY.  Since a piece of the die is missing the planchet metal filled the void creating the raised lump in the bottom of the E.  It is normally considered to be an error (although actually it is really a die stage and not really an error).  You might want to keep it but it has very little premium value.  If you were lucky it might be worth a quarter.  But it is a nice "teaching" piece to illustrate an example of a die chip.

Link to comment
Share on other sites