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
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: XF-40 $0.50(only because of the error)
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 youMan 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.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.
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.
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.
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