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03 Feb 2022

Off Center Coinage

Coins | thatcoinguy

An off center happens during the striking portion of the minting process. Off centers occur when a coin is placed in the retaining collar incorrectly, and the planchet is struck from an unintended odd angle, resulting in a half coin, half planchet look. Off centers (and broadstrikes) can not commonly be found in rolls because of their un-circular shape. These coins leave the mint in bags when they slip out undetected, and enter general commerce.

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