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Off center Cent

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Is it a devaluing fault when a coin is not stamped on-centered. I have a 1899 Indian cent that appears as though it is off center. The rim is about half as thin at the top than at the bottom of the coin.


Skuff marks on the cellophane wrapper are obstructing your view somewhat, but this picture does shows what I am talking about.




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Wireless - What Greg is so kindly telling you is that an off-center strike would be noticeably missing design details due to the die being shifted away from center. This is more than a minor thinning of the edge on one side of the coin and a thickening on the other.


Slight die misalignments aren't considered off-center. Some people collect off-center strikes and other errors, and prize them highly. Most people who collect such errors value coins that are struck 5% or more off-center, and more so with a discernable date.



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