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 Posted 08/11/2017  9:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ajones2530 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am new at collecting coins and came across this 1981 penny that has half of the rim missing. Is this an error or from everyday wear ? I'm just learning so every little thing interests me.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JeBipp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is a off center strike.....which I believe is considered an error.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  9:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ajones2530, first welcome to CCF! Second, it looks to me like this coin was struck slightly off-center, but others who know much more than I do will weigh in too. Posting a pic of the rev would be useful. Neat coin!
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 Posted 08/11/2017  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


It's either MAD (mis-aligned die) or off-center. We need a pic of the reverse to tell.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Slight misaligned hammer die, technically NOT an off center strike. The die was loose in its housing and struck at a slight angle. Within tolerances, no extra value.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good eyes. Keep searching. We have folks report neat finds here almost every day.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  09:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If the reverse is normal, then it is a MAD coin. Possible cause of the hammer die mis-aligned or tilted. There may have been a fin on the right side of the obverse, but flattened during circulation. So basically a normal copper coin. (if you are saving copper cents)
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 Posted 08/12/2017  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Check Errors and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errors and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MAD ( Misaligned Die). But, it is within Mint tolerence. Not worth any extra. Worth 1 cent.
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 Posted 08/19/2017  3:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ajones2530 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, here is a photo of the reverse. My apologies, been busy and haven't had time to post it. Thanks for the replys.
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 Posted 08/19/2017  3:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your photo of reverse confirms, as Coop and Crazyb0 mentioned, it is a misaligned die.
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