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1 Cent 1979 Off Center Strike

 
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 Posted 12/02/2021  07:42 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SP67 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a question about this off center strike.
It's quite classic, but the folded metal is unusual.

How can we explained that? I guess the coin jammed during the ejection.

In the folded area we can also observed two small notches in that area on the observe.

Thanks for your comments.




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 Posted 12/02/2021  08:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to have gotten stuck in something after being struck. I found a 1944 Wheat cent that was struck off center nearly as much many years ago roll searching. It has a large gash across the obverse and my theory is that some kid got it stuck in a gumball machine and it was damaged while being forcefully removed by a grocery store employee..
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 Posted 12/02/2021  08:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't help on the technical side, but a nice find anyway!
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 Posted 12/02/2021  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sure that SPP will chime in. Regardless how it happened, a neat coin!
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 Posted 12/03/2021  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Scissel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Offcenter coins were often discovered when batches of coins were run through coin counting machines. The error coin could be slightly larger in diameter and also not quite flat. An out-of-spec coin would jam in a counting machine and would have to be pried out. I have had error coins with dents/folds and screwdriver marks.
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 Posted 12/03/2021  3:56 pm  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 have handled a number of really nice errors lately, with a huge scratch or gouge on them.

I generally discount those heavily and get rid of them on my eBay store. Eye-appeal is everything when it comes to errors, and counting machine damage can be cringe-worthy.
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 Posted 12/04/2021  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add darryldarryl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Eye-appeal is everything when it comes to errors, and counting machine damage can be cringe-worthy.

I couldn't agree more !
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 Posted 12/05/2021  3:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SP67 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all of you for your comments.

Now the French guy has some problems with the following expression


Quote:
counting machine damage can be cringe-worthy.


I used different translators for this expression, and there's contradictions with few results.

Thanks to provide your definition !

So to summarize my coin, that counting machine dammage is:

a) good
b) bad
c) neutral

In my point of view the eye appeal is not too bad!

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12/05/2021 5:08 pm
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 Posted 12/05/2021  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Simply put, the tool damage takes all the good things about this error, now it"s a bad error, worth maybe a third if not damaged.
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