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 Posted 07/19/2010  12:34 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Savannah04 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I was looking for something else when I stumbled across this picture, I have a few coins and see a lot of these some not as strongly struck as others but, I was curious are they worth anything?

thanks (p.s this isn't my picture just one to sample what I am talking about.)

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 Posted 07/19/2010  01:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wd1040 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That one actually looks like a magician's coin that has somehow shrunk. It could be double sided, but also hollow to hide another coin inside. What they do is that they dig out one coin into a "cap" then fit another over it, so to the casual eye it looks like a whole, unaltered coin.

The doubled rim you could be talking about would be caused from slight MADs (misaligned dies) and are quite common.
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 Posted 07/19/2010  02:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Savannah04 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah the double rim thing is only on one side, but hm MADs, how common are they? I'm a avid collector so either way there cool to look at so I'm keeping them :)
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 Posted 07/19/2010  02:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Savannah04 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh whoops you just said pretty common lol, so there not worth anything really?
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 Posted 07/19/2010  02:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wd1040 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
errr... not really. Common MADs with one side of the rim missing are I think 1/100 for cents (according to my findings) but there are some MADs that could be considered off-center. In fact, one of the members here found a nickel that was ~10% off-center on the obverse, but not on the reverse.

Also, it seems that MADs are more common with zinc, 90s and 2000s cents.
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 Posted 07/19/2010  02:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Savannah04 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm ok thank you, and on another note what is a good site to buy coins from? I want to buy coins online because my coin shop guy is never there on his scheduled hours and never calls me back so I know when he'll be there so I want to buy some finally, but I don't want to pick a site that's not trusted and whatnot and gives me a crappy coin or rips me off completely ya know?

thanks again, Savannah.
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 Posted 07/19/2010  06:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pyrbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The photo above looks like die deterioration.
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Hi

Right on here is a good place to buy coins.
There are many for sale, auction etc. listings
all the time. Trustworthy sellers and good prices.
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 Posted 07/19/2010  3:24 pm  Show Profile Check coop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very common on 80's Cents.
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 Posted 07/20/2010  09:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's die deterioration.
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