Way off center nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by FoundinTN, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    Believe it or not...I went to food city today to cash in my change at their coin star....I look down and see this in the return tray. Wow...just wow. Not only is it waaaaay off center,it also looks to have reeding on the edge of the coin,nickels do not have reeding. What is so cool about this coin is how circulated it looks...surely someone noticed it beforehand.Any insight or opinions are appreciated.
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That is cool! It certainly does look like reeding on the edges. Have you weighed it?
  4. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    I haven't,I'll try to find my scales
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    The reeded look is damage. But it occurred at the mint ;)
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a great find!! Way cool. It pays to check.
  7. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    So not PMD..but D,:woot:
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I think it occurred in the coin star machine. Hehehe
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  9. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Oh I think I left that behind. I’ll send you the return info
  10. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

  11. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Sweet find!

    Two Thumbs Up.jpe
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  12. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    what a "freak" coin!
  13. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    How do you think this is done at the mint?? its vary odd in deed!! just wondering since the mint of nickel don't have reeds?? got stuck in a machine some how??

    is there a type?
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  14. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Based on the size of the D mintmark Im gonna guess this is a 1978 nickel. '88 and '98 had larger mintmarks. Could be 1968 but I have seen more off center nickels from the 70s than i have the 60s.
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  15. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Does a coinstar machine even have anything (gearing etc) that could create that pattern? If so, you'd think alot of coins might get caught up in it.

    ....could it be a fake put into circulation by some bored dude?
  16. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    its not fake. too controlled imprinting of a us nickel. the reeds I think is odd!
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nothing in a coinstar machine that I know of. I'm just teasing Paddy. But it's not a fake. That error happened at the Mint but I'm not exactly sure how.
  18. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Not circulated - that is just the surface of the planchet. The dings gets struck out during minting.
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  19. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    It is a P mintmark
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  21. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Ah now i see. Well nevermind then. Weird.
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