1853 Large Cent Offcenter Struck

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  1. Eric the Red

    Eric the Red Supporter! Supporter

    Hello CT. What are your thoughts on this off-center struck 1853 large cent. Let me hear your opinions the good, bad and the ugly. :)
    Thanks. 20210315_020743.jpg 20210315_020743.jpg 20210315_020756.jpg
     
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  3. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Would this not be considered Broad struck? On the obverse there is
    not any of the design missing, usually occurring with off center struck
    coins. The reverse is centered and complete.
     
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  4. Eric the Red

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    The 3 in the date looks a little weird
     
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  5. Eric the Red

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    I think you are right Tibor.
     
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Old coins that had the dates hand-punched into the dies can be quirky. This is not a bad thing at all.

    That is a lovely piece; not only a cool error, but it has nice surfaces as well. It is likely worth a couple hundred dollars at a minimum.
     
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  7. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    A misaligned die (MAD) maybe... as tibor said if it were an off-center both sides would have to be off-center. Sure is cool to look at.
     
  8. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    I believe that @spirityoda is correct. This is most likely
    a Misaligned die (MAD) as they state.
     
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  9. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    on a broadstrike, the reverse would be affected as well. Mis-aligned die IMO.
     
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  10. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Nice,wish I had an error coin like that and as old to expensive these days though.
     
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  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    This is the most common date for a
    Large Cent Mis-Aligned Obv. Die.

    Very common and easily found.
     
  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I like it. Great find
     
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  13. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    It looks like the 3 is re-punched.
     
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  14. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    This is a misaligned-die strike, not an off-center. At least three die varieties of 1853 large cents are quite common as misaligned strikes. And this is one of them. Examples of off-center and Broadstruck large cents are shown below. 1853 N-09    DWH VF20  Off Center.jpg 1854 N-29    DWH VF25  Broad Strk.jpg
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a misaligned die strike. Very nice.
     
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  16. Eric the Red

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    Excellent post. Thank you John. Very educational.
     
  17. Eric the Red

    Eric the Red Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you CN.
     
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You're welcome
     
  19. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    It's good, bad, & ugly....& I like it! :smuggrin::joyful:
     
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  20. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I'd still love to have one
     
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  21. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey Eric the Red, you still have a fine looking coin despite the error. great job. good luck man
     
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