Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Off-Center Georgia Quarter? (Correction)

Do you have an error coin and want to know its value?

Off-center coins are defined by being struck out the collar, which makes the reeded edge, and only partially struck between the dies.

To qualify as a collectible error it should have part of the design cut off which in most cases needs to be 10% off-center. Percentage is measured by how much of the coin is blank versus how much was stamped, also including the rim as part of the design.

Note the rim is gone at some point
Note the rim is full but thin at some point

Edges of the coin where the rim is normal, at the points where the rim is wider and narrower than normal there is no trace of the reeded edge.

This coin is 5% off-center at K-10. The K-10 means that the widest part of the blank space is at 10 o'clock on the obverse of the coin. Value in this condition is maybe $0.50 but nearly impossible to sell.

Here's the stats for a normal South Carolina P quarter...
Type/Country: 25 Cents- Georgia/ United States
Year: 1999P
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Mintage: 451,188,000
Value: XF-40 $0.50(only because of the error)

UPDATE: 
Anonymous said:
Georgia quarter is NOT an off center coin. Technically is it called a "misaligned die". It is not off center because the obverse is centered and the reverse is not. This happens when one of the dies is not in line at the time of striking. To be an off center coin the obverse and reverse must BOTH be off center to the same degree. thank you
Man said:
I was debating this since an Offset Die Misalignment Strike is consistent with this but the off-center was very close on both sides. Plus the coin is not struck fully in collar.

Upon your opinion and further review yes the anvil die is still partially in collar and I will change the post but I'm still not 100% convinced.

Thanks.
Offset Die Misalignment Strike is defined by being struck in collar when one die is off-center (having the partial design & rim missing)  and the other side may also be off-center but is still in collar and has a rim.

What had me debating was the fact that most Misaligned Die errors should have been struck in collar but I forgot partial reeded edge does count.

Thanks I'm still learning and always appreciate more opinions.

Do you have an error quarter and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

39 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Kelly said...

I thought of you a couple of days ago. I don't know if you mentioned it, but how do 'they' decide to change the money and who exactly are 'they'? I really am not fond of change when it comes to my change, and while the states and national parks and so forth are novelties...kind of, I like tradition. Also, I'm very grateful my dime has not been changed. Do you know if this is going to stay this way?

Anonymous said...

i have a 1986 VN CVARTO DE BALBOA coin. it is in really good shape and was wondering if you had any idea what it may be worth. thanks.

Man said...

how do 'they' decide to change the money and who exactly are 'they'?
Congress, take for instance:
H.R. 886: United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
Someone lobbies a congress person or senator to make a coin for the Marshals then they write the bill, house approves it, then congress, then president signs it.


Also, I'm very grateful my dime has not been changed. Do you know if this is going to stay this way?
As far as I know no changes in the small change.

Quarters and dollar coins will see many changes.

They may change the cent and nickel to a different metal but nothing has been written.

All the notes will change and are overdue and delayed.

Man said...

1986 VN CVARTO DE BALBOA coin from Panama about $0.25

Anonymous said...

how many mm does it have to be in order to be an official off center coin? i got one Virginia that's slightly off center and some uneven dimes

Man said...

how many mm does it have to be in order to be an official off center coin? i got one Virginia that's slightly off center and some uneven dimes

About 2mm but that is just a rough estimate.

They key for a true Off-Center is to have a piece of the design cut-off.
In some cases a coin can be 15% off-center and since no letters are cut-off it has little value.

Slightly off-center is common and has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Georgia quarter is NOT an off center coin. Technically is it called a "misaligned die". It is not off center because the obverse is centered and the reverse is not. This happens when one of the dies is not in line at the time of striking. To be an off center coin the obverse and reverse must BOTH be off center to the same degree. thank you

Man said...

Technically is it called a "misaligned die".

I was debating this since an Offset Die Misalignment Strike is consistent with this but the off-center was very close on both sides. Plus the coin is not struck fully in collar.

Upon your opinion and further review yes the anvil die is still partially in collar and I will change the post but I'm still not 100% convinced.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have bill and would like to know its value

$50 IC00566689 EV


thanks alot

Man said...

$50 IC00566689 EV just $50.00

Anonymous said...

How much would a 1885 half dime with the words "VF20 over inverted date 15 percent clipped planchet" be on the slab?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant, How much would a 1885 half dime with the words "VF20 over inverted date 15 percent clipped planchet" on the slab be worth?

Man said...

1885 half dime with the words "VF20 over inverted date 15 percent clipped planchet" on the slab

Never seen or heard of this one at auction but I would guess about $350.00 but are you sure it is not 1858?

Bryan said...

I found this 1943 Jefferson Nickel in my Grandpa's collection. Can you tell if this was a mint error or simply damaged after the fact? If a mint error, is it worth anything? Thanks!

http://tinypic.com/r/2mgpco/7

Man said...

1943 Jefferson Nickel in my Grandpa's collection. Can you tell if this was a mint error or simply damaged after the fact?

Unfortunately I cannot be 100% sure with that picture.

It looks like damage if this is a silver wartime nickel then damage like that is common.

That said it could be a Lamination error which is common among all nickel types and averages about $20.00. This occurs when the metal gets shaped pieces start to strip away because of flaws in the metal.

I'm guessing only an expert looking at it in hand could tell.

Cheryl said...

In going thru a coin collection, I found a wheat penny with this date 191. Any thoughts? Comments? HELP!

Man said...

wheat penny with this date 191

Struck Through grease error or Die adjustment strike either way no extra value.

About $0.10 unlees you can figure out what the last digit was.

Bryan said...

Can you tell whether this is a clipped planchet or if the damage simply happened after the coin left the mint? Thank you.

http://tinypic.com/r/258cz28/5

Man said...

Can you tell whether this is a clipped planchet or if the damage simply happened after the coin left the mint?

Looks real, opposite side clipping is common.
Of course I cannot be 100% only grading would confirm.

About $75.00 if real assuming a low grade.
This is a multiple clipping error so it would quickly go up in value if graded fine or better.

Anonymous said...

I have a set of American state quarters from 1999-2008. (all 50 are there) All are in uncirculated condition and it has a 1932 quarter with it in vf. I also have a seprate 1968 quarter in uncirculated. What are they worth.

Man said...

American state quarters from 1999-2008. (all 50 are there) All are in uncirculated condition
--About $30.00

1932 quarter with it in vf about $10.00
1968 quarter in uncirculated about $0.50

Anonymous said...

I have a 2001 Rhode island quarter that the front side is barley visable,yet the rimmed edge is still intact. It apears that the face was not struck hard enough to leave the impression, but the back is fine.

Any idea on the value?

Thanks

Man said...

2001 Rhode island quarter that the front side is barley visable,yet the rimmed edge is still intact. It apears that the face was not struck hard enough to leave the impression, but the back is fine.

This is a Stuck Through Grease error, it has no extra value.

snapler1 said...

i have a 1961 nickel with what looks like a partical fingerprint on the mid of jefferson's face. since it is stuck on it i assume it may have happened during the heating proccess. is that possible and if so what might it be worth? See Reference:http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/img0425ao.jpg/

Man said...

1961 nickel with what looks like a partical fingerprint on the mid of jefferson's face. since it is stuck on it i assume it may have happened during the heating proccess. is that possible

Not an error.
This is common damage when a coin gets stuck in a coin machine or coin-op machine.
No extra value.

snapler1 said...

it's me again. this time i have some things that might blow your mind, but then again it at least blew mine. Speaking of blowing of the coins featured in the pics listed below you will see one that has a irregular hole in it... what is up with that? something else you will see is what looks like a sticker on a coin but it looks like it was on the coin during making of the coin. another thing you will see is a weird coin that i hope you can help figure out what it is that says"protected by angels". also, you may have noticed why is it that i included the other coins in the picture...well, other than the fact they are silver/was curious about the price(asside from the non silver 1998 shown) they all came from the same bank roll plus belive it or not a orange pik(possible guitar). i decided not to show it because i am still am trying to read the barely visible writting and due to the fact your expertice is in coins. but on the off chance you have a possible idea this is what appears to be written on it on one side "ckR(a reverse seven)(F or E)XD then right below that is bURIdP below that is U.S.(note:the capital letters are the ones i am sure of)I hope this is not too much to ask let alone take in, but you were kind enough to teach me last time i hope you will continue. THANKS SO MUCH! YOU ARE A MASTER OF COINS! REFERENCES:http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/img0432wc.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/img0433ne.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/img0436dn.jpg/

p.s. i also included the 1998 because i was curious if it was indeed a Proof Silver Matte Finish

Man said...

Speaking of blowing of the coins featured in the pics listed below you will see one that has a irregular hole in it... what is up with that?
--Damage some one drilled 2 holes for pendant purposes, no extra value.

looks like a sticker on a coin but it looks like it was on the coin during making of the coin.
--No. Done by Sabatini's as a promo after minting. This is a popular gimmick for pizza chains and has no extra value.
http://www.sabatinis.com/

a weird coin that i hope you can help figure out what it is that says"protected by angels",
--These are inspirational medals, Protected by Angels "Earth Angel" Coins/Medals are about $1.00 each and are often sold to churches by the hundreds to hand out.

Silver half dollars are $12.00 each.

i decided not to show it because i am still am trying to read the barely visible writting and due to the fact your expertice is in coins.
--As long as the pics are clear I will see anything. I think pics of this guitar are needed.

p.s. i also included the 1998 because i was curious if it was indeed a Proof Silver Matte Finish
--Unfortunately the pics are not clear so the only thing I can say id make sure it has an S mint mark.

snapler1 said...

at your request
referece:(pics of pic)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/220/img0438zw.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/img0441ax.jpg/

(pic of 1998)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/img0437fj.jpg/

Man said...

referece:
(pics of pic)
--Dunlop Standard Tortex Picks about 0.10
Google "Dunlop Standard Tortex Picks orange"

(pic of 1998)
--Not Proof, just very nice probably extra-fine grade, still no extra value.

snapler1 said...

what are these two coins worth? http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/img0444wj.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/img0442tw.jpg/(zoom in shot of the quarter, notice "in" in "in god we trust" merged together to form a M.)

Man said...

what are these two coins worth?

The quarter may have a Die Break error between the I and N, no extra value.

The Hotel token is not known to me, on average these types are about $4.00.
You may have call or email the Michigan Historical society to learn more bout the hotel and token because I found little info online.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2007 P Idaho State Quarter. It has what I have been told a grease-filled die error on the reverse.. I have also been told its an die clash that is on the reverse as well as there is a die clash on the front. The obverse has a slight doubled die and there is a die dent on the reverse at the 8 o clock spot. I got out the flashlight and was really inspecting this coin and on the reverse in between the bird and the state there is a upside down 6 that is slightly rotated. It took a few minutes of playing the light back and forth over it before I seen the 6 plain as day.. If you use the light again and look next to the O, again on the reverse you will see a 7. I am new to coin collecting and believe I have found a good coin to start with.. Are these true errors on this coin? If so what would this coin be worth?

Man said...

2007 P Idaho State Quarter. It has what I have been told a grease-filled die error on the reverse...Are these true errors on this coin?

No, this sounds like a confirmed Struck Through Grease error as well as a late stage die strike with die clashes.

All of these minor and even combined they do not add any value.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1999 D connecticut the face clad is there but the back is 97% clad free. just wondering your thoughts on it?

Man said...

1999 D connecticut the face clad is there but the back is 97% clad free

--Sounds like a Partial Missing Clad error about $50.00 in high grade.

Anonymous said...

I found two Arizona State Quarters with the extra cactus leaf covering the design initials, I was wondering if you knew how much they're worth or how rare they are? Thanks

Man said...

Arizona State Quarters with the extra cactus leaf

About $2.00, not rare.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1974 washington quarter struck on what appears to be a nickel planchet or possibly a foreign coin planchet..i say this because it weighs 5 grams on the dot. The planchet also appears to be tapered with reeding on the thicker half and tapering down to no reeding on the opposite end, don't know if it was tapered to begin with , or result of the strike. Also it appears on the thin end, three almost flat edges , maybe clips? I don't know...Any input would be greatly appreciated as to what it is and value. Thanks! Links to pics-
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/clt/5466421856.html

Man said...

1974 washington quarter struck on what appears to be a nickel planchet or possibly a foreign coin planchet..i say this because it weighs 5 grams on the dot. The planchet also appears to be tapered with reeding on the thicker half and tapering down to no reeding on the opposite end, don't know if it was tapered to begin with , or result of the strike. Also it appears on the thin end, three almost flat edges

Could also be on a quarter planchet that was not fully formed like an edge piece. Unfortunately it took me too long to verify and your link is dead. I hope the sale went well these start at $50 but if verfied can go 10 times higher at auction.