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 Posted 08/26/2007  4:44 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add italianstallion to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hello. I found this misprinted nickel in my pocket and wanted to know if it's worth any more than 5 cents!

Its a 1999 P and on the right side of the heads side, it appears as if it was minted deeper than the other side, and the coin is thicker on that side. Hopefully my pictures explain it all.

Thanks

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 Posted 08/26/2007  5:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bitters to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's caused by slightly misaligned dies. Instead of the die faces being even with each other, they're at a slight angle. Does the look of the coin make sense now, with this in mind? Also note how you basically have no rim on the one side, and an extra high one on the other...they call that high side "finning" of the rim, I guess because it looks like a tail fin on the old cars.

As for value, I don't think it's extreme enough of an "error" for any premium, but I'd hang on to it as a curiosity since it only cost 5c.
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 Posted 08/28/2007  2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TreasHunt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1) It is not misprinted, that is for paper, as in currency.
2) A coin may be mis-struck, never misprinted.
3) Yup, looks good, a nice high rim.
It is a keeper.
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 Posted 08/28/2007  2:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gary Burke to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A neat error collectible!
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 Posted 08/28/2007  4:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rigoletto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice :)
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 Posted 08/28/2007  5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Spider5689 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thats a great looking error. I would definately hang on to that one.
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 Posted 08/28/2007  7:55 pm  Show Profile Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool coin!
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 Posted 08/29/2007  09:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very common among Roosevelt dimes so I thought. I had so many I started to put them back into circulation. I go to coin shows all the time but seldom check out error coin tables. Some time ago I looked and there was those stupid coins with the enlarged rims selling for $1 to $10 each.
Yes, I'd save that one if I were you.
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 Posted 08/29/2007  12:40 pm  Show Profile Check coop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be a MAD (MisAligned Die) if the reverse strike is Centered. But if both obverse and reverse are shifted the same, it could be a slightly off Center coin. Looks interesting though.
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