Bugs Bunny Die Clashes 1954-1957

1954 FVI Bugs Bunny A-1

MULTI-LINE

1954 FVI Bugs Bunny A-1a

DIE EROSION 402

1954 FVI Bugs Bunny A-2

FORKED LIP CLASH, possible LDS too

1954 FVI Bugs BunnyB-1

FRESH CLASH IN FIELD

1954-D FVI Bugs Bunny D-1

TWO HEAVY LINES

1954-D FVI Bugs Bunny D-2

ONE LINE

1954-D FVI Bugs Bunny E-1

look for pics

1954-S FVI Bugs Bunny A-1

semi-pl 

1954-S FVI Bugs Bunny A-1a

frosty

1955 FVI Bugs Bunny A-1

classic 3 or 2 spikes

1955 FVI Bugs Bunny A-1a

polished lip

1955 FVI Bugs Bunny A-1b

die erosion, degraded to D clash

1955 FVI Bugs Bunny B-1

spiked lip

1955 FVI Bugs Bunny B-1a

spiked lip M clash

1955 FVI Bugs Bunny B-1b

spiked lip, M clash, reverse die crack

1956 FVI Bugs Bunny B-1

sharp fresh clash

1956 FVI Bugs Bunny B-1-a

heavy die polish

1956 FVI Bugs Bunny B-1b

clash merges with lip, eventually fades away, goiter developed under chin

1956 FVI Bugs Bunny B-2

Fresh Die Clash, theoretical   ddo

1956 FVI Bugs Bunny B-2a

fresh,HEAVY DIE POLISH

1956 FVI Bugs Bunny B-2b

HEAVY LINE STILL SHOWS OVER NOSE

1956 FVI Bugs Bunny B-2c

CLASH WEAKENS TO A FLOATING CLASH, eventually fades away

 

 

1957 FVI Bugs Bunny B-1

 

1957-D FVI Bugs Bunny D-1

long slanted lineRPM-1

 

1957-D FVI Bugs Bunny D-2

medium cylindrical lineRPM-2

1957-D FVI Bugs BunnyD-3

small line,long reverse die line

1957-D FVI Bugs Bunny D-4

weak nose line

1958 FVI Bugs Bunny D-1  

there is a 1958 B-1

1958 FVI Type II ReverseBugs Bunny D-1

1958-D FVI Bugs Bunny D-1

1959 FVI Bugs Bunny B-1

STRONG, with outline clash

1959 FVI Bugs Bunny B-1a

fainter

 

1959 FVI Bugs Bunny B-2

1959 FVI Type II Reverse Bugs Bunny A-1

eds, fine polishing, re-engraved chin.

1959 FVI Type II Reverse Bugs Bunny A-1a

polishing and chin re-engraving indistinct

1959 1959 FVI Type II Reverse Bugs Bunny D-1

the blob

1959 FVI Type I/TypeII Bugs Bunny & DDR

This variety should exist, but we have not found one! The DDR reverse die for 1959 is found with a heavy profile clash of Franklin's nose, lip, and neck (see the "a" stage below). The obverse die was quickly changed out, presumably due to the extreme clashing that must have existedon the obverse. This could be a major Bugs Bunny variety. Help us find one!

1959 FVI Type I/Type II Bugs Bunny & DDR (a)

Not technically a Bugs Bunny anymore, as the clashed obverse has now been replaced with a brand new die, with gleaming, orange peel textured, borderline Prooflike reflectivity. The reverse die has been heavily polished and possibly acid etched, in an attempt to remove clashing, and yet it still shows a strong profile clash of Franklin on the reverse. This die marriage is of extreme interest to the specialist because of the Prooflike luster, profile clash, and the DDR.