1984 off centered penny worth?

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  1. cmore

    cmore Member

    Can anyone tell me if this 1984 penny is worth anything? Thanks. 20191203_015539.jpg 20191203_015534.jpg
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  3. Kentucky

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    Yes. My guess would be $8-$10
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    The majority of the Copper Plated zinc off center strikes I have purchased have been $4.00 - $6.00
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  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Expensive tastes!

    More realistic!

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  6. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    where did you find it? Very cool coin. Ironic because it may not be worth a penny depending on where you try to spend it but I would buy it!
  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Always interesting to me how we come in possession of these (or any mint error) and how they actually make it into the public domain.
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  8. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    IMG_2634.JPG $2-3. A 50/50 off center seems to attract the most attention in my experience. Bidding could run up to around $5 based on condition and interest in the auction group. Buying outright from my LCS: $2
  9. Nice zinc penny!
  10. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    The coins above came from a lady that worked at the bank. She opened a bag and saw a ton of error coins and proceeded to sort them out by hand. I'm sure she found most of the errors, especially the more obvious ones. But certainly a few of these oddities made it into rolls passed out by the bank and into commerce. Lucky for us!!
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  11. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    That is stunning! Thanks for that follow-up and explanation! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
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  12. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the hyjack....quick question for Kevin....do you sell them somewhere?
  13. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    So what you're saying is, if I see "one" of these in a junk bin at my LCS; he actually has a box of them in the back room!?!?!? :hilarious:
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  14. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Hard to say Islander - my LCS has always had a steady stream of error/variety coins, but not by the coffee can full. This came in about a year ago and this is what remains. I suspect that most LCS's don't have quite this supply. And at this LCS, there are a number of patrons who post auction items (error/variety coins), bi-weekly. So access for me is pretty good.

    Matrix - I'm mainly a collector (hoarder), but the LCS and members there routinely sell error/variety coins. I'm not sure if they sell on eBay or not since I just visit the store and scoop up what I like when I'm in the mood. But they sell other stuff (under FatherTime I think).
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  15. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    EDITED for language. Please read the rules , no abbrev., symbols, etc. )How did you get so many off-center pennies? Do you work at a money distribution center for banks?
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  16. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I only bought 3 or 4 of these coins as I recall. I also purchased another handful off the auction board from other coin enthusiasts. These types of errors come up regularly enough so I tend to look for something that interests me. I recall when I bought those 3 or 4 that I only got a couple handfuls into the can. I haven't looked at the can since and only recently saw that they were transferred into a clear soup (?) container. Maybe it's time to revisit that container to see if there are other 'interesting' specimens to be had.
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes it's worth saving. About $5.00 but they are so neat.
  18. FoundinTN

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  19. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I had the same reaction!
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  20. cmore

    cmore Member

    Thank you everyone for the feed back I really appreciate it!!! I have learning alot from you guys thanks!!!!!
  21. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Say that again. :hilarious:

    Only kidding, don't say it again! ;)
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