Luckily, the ancient Romans made it possible to walk the middle way (is this a correct saying in English?), as if they knew back then, that somewhere in the future, a lover of Roman coins needed some help to further his collection wishes but within the financial boundries he would have to deal with. Yes, I'm talking about the guys who struck the coins 'off flan' (or 'weakly', or use an old, rusty die, with a break here and there!). These guys are the true heroes for me, as a collector. Without them, my life as a collector would have been much more difficult. To be fair, it's also a bit due to my personal preferences: ceteris paribus, I would rather have a VF+ coin struck off flan, then a VF- coin, with a good strike on-flan. (Yes, yes, I know, its a more relative thing of course, and a lot of other factors come into play. I mean, it does not apply to all coins for me. I won't be able to chose between a VF+ or VF- Caligula denarius just like that!) So, below is the coin in question, and below another one I was able to grab due to it being struck off flan (really, really off flan!) and with a bit of weakness: Now, I'm interested in your opinions. If you must choose, what do you prefer: off flan over quality? Or the other way around? And please share your most favorite, off-flan coins!