Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by David Swiger, Feb 24, 2021.
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You can read here about 'doubling' https://www.lincolncentforum.com/lets-talk-about-doubling/
Edited to say: Okay.. Since Collecting Nut is more experienced that I am...I defer to his numismatic opinion.
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It's late and I'm tired so I can't see straight. It is a form of the dreaded NAV or no added value doubling.
I've looked at many thousands of pennies of all types. It just seems odd to have this anomaly on both sides. Maybe I just need to look at some more but........
Also, it seems to me that what you have there is either a "misaligned die" or a "off center strike." Since I am also just still learning, I almost never call this correctly. I want to call this an off-center strike but one where no added value is added to your coin because of it. I say 'off center strike" because both the obverse and reverse of your coin show that it is 'off center.' But the literature on this subject - and other CoinTalkers with great experience and expertise keep reminding me that in order for it to be off center strike, some part of the legend (at least) and/or other 'device' on the coin must be missing. I bet they would say that what we are seeing on your coin the result of a 'misaligned die."
Anyway, here is an article which compares misaligned die and off-center strike coins.
Understandably to each their own, but I have to believe off the norm is something odd enough to hold on to, and since I'm not trying to get rich on this, well...... Still appreciate all input though, thanks.
When you look at coins through high magnification every coin is unique just like real estate meaning they're all "odd" in one way or another. By all means if you can't yet appreciate that hold onto it unless you really need the money (lol).
I'm guessing this was found CRH or in pocket change. Your cost was 1 cent. Why not hold onto it if it interests you? I'm guessing it shouldn't break the bank
Very true, it's just that my battle beaten eyes can barely see to get around let alone a tiny coin. Still point taken, the real good stuff is obvious to a blind person.... but I'll keep it for the grandbabies anyway. Thanks
It’s in good shape, David. No one’s taking that away from it. Good luck.
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