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 Posted 03/03/2021  09:14 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PPorro to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does the amount of off center alter the value? Or is one like any other. This is mine and no I'm not worried about value, just wondering how the amount might alter the collectible demand?

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 Posted 03/03/2021  10:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great example for sure!
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 Posted 03/03/2021  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Christian18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Usually the value increases with the % offset as long as the date is visible. Off center errors with no date are worth less.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks almost like a miss. Struck off center about 90%. Something interesting is seen on the reverse side. Do you see the marks towards the edge of the coin on each side of the part that made it on to the planchet. Those are the edge gutter line of the die. Sometimes you see these on that area. That gutter area forms the rim. So I'm guessing the setup for the dies were Hammer die, was the obverse, the Anvil die was the reverse die.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  10:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For fun I tried figuring how "off center" this is with PhotoScape.
I made the width 1000 square.
Then I cropped the struck portion and kept the width at 1000.

The struck portion is 115 high, so 1000-115 = 885 or 88.5% off center.
It would be neat to put together a progression set of Lincoln Cents in stages of how off center they are struck. A set of them would probably fetch more than the individuals added together.

I would search for completed items on eBay for similar & values.

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 Posted 03/03/2021  10:33 am  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I saw this once on the wall at a coin shop, and took a quick photo with my phone. No idea what the source is, but I'd love to get a nice laminated copy for my own coin desk.

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 Posted 03/03/2021  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would be neat if a member would fix up that photo so we can book mark it to use later. Brighter and a bit more in focus.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  1:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PPorro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if anyone has an original? I'm going hunting which equals searching. The source from the image is Lonesome John. Merry Mfg. Company

https://coinweek.com/coins/error-co...e-1933-2013/

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Maybe CONECA or @MikeDiamond could provide a pristine copy? If they don't mind having an online version for collectors?

OK thanks, date matters. Good to know. Yes I see the marks thanks for more education.

Since I got it, probably before 1990, the color, likely to be a Memorial coin, that's about all I can add.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  2:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find!
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 Posted 03/03/2021  2:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Off center errors with no date are worth less.
I disagree
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 Posted 03/03/2021  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Neat looking cent - I'd take that one over the more common 20-40% off centers with a date any day.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  2:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
any more off center and it's a blank planchet. LOL
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 Posted 03/03/2021  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add willy13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice error! With that much off center its probably not possible to see the whole date, and certainly very rare to see any of the date. Did you weigh it to see if its copper? Looks copper to me from pics.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PPorro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@willy13 I just ordered a electronic scale.

I'm kind of a returning collector and I'm digging trough boxes, books, jars and things. But after sending out a search party in my back office I found my old triple beam which says the cent is 3.1 grams.

This is actually good work, because I misplaced the electric stapler in about 2014, and I still can't find it.
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