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    Answered: 1982 P Off center.

    I have seen several off center Lincolns so far. Is this kind of off centering considered normal? How much is enough to be considered collectible, desirable and or valuable? I have seen others mentioning percentages of off centering. How is that estimated? Is there a good link you can recommend on this subject?
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  2. "Your coin is not an off-center strike. It is a slightly misaligned die strike. And for whatever reason, they were very common in 1982. They do not command a premium unless part of the design is cut off.

    Misaligned Die: This refers to a coin that was struck by dies that were not in correct position in relation to each other. A coin struck by a misaligned die can be determined by noting a difference in its relative centered-ness between the obverse and reverse of a coin. Below is an example of a cent struck by slightly misaligned dies. These do not command a premium unless the misalignment is severe enough to have part of the design cut off. Photos courtesy of historyhound.


    Off-center Strike: When a planchet isn’t centered in the striking chamber due to a loose or absent collar, the design will be offset in one direction. This offset will show equally on both sides of the coin, unlike a misaligned die strike, which will show a different amount of offset on each side of the coin.
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    Usually the more there are of something the less value they have. (Supply and demand)

    The first time some thing catches our attention it is "valuable" to us. It might not have extra monetary value, but it is valuable to "us".

    As far as percentages go, imagine if a rim was showing up about in the middle of the cent. That would be 50% off center.
    A Lincoln is 19 mm wide, so you can be even more precise if you want by putting a number to the approximation. 1,2,3,4, etc mm divided by 19 would give you the exact % off center.
    Hope this helps.

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    Your coin is not an off-center strike. It is a slightly misaligned die strike. And for whatever reason, they were very common in 1982. They do not command a premium unless part of the design is cut off.

    Misaligned Die: This refers to a coin that was struck by dies that were not in correct position in relation to each other. A coin struck by a misaligned die can be determined by noting a difference in its relative centered-ness between the obverse and reverse of a coin. Below is an example of a cent struck by slightly misaligned dies. These do not command a premium unless the misalignment is severe enough to have part of the design cut off. Photos courtesy of historyhound.


    Off-center Strike: When a planchet isn’t centered in the striking chamber due to a loose or absent collar, the design will be offset in one direction. This offset will show equally on both sides of the coin, unlike a misaligned die strike, which will show a different amount of offset on each side of the coin.
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    Thanks to both for your interesting explanations. New knowledge....

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    You're welcome and Will nailed it with your coin.
    I was really addressing your questions in the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petespockets55 View Post
    You're welcome and Will nailed it with your coin.
    I was really addressing your questions in the thread.
    You did great. I learned from your answer as well.

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by Coin5; 1 Week Ago at 04:35 AM.

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    Nice coin... Here is a link to Error Ref http://www.error-ref.com/?s=misaligned+die+strike that covers a lot of different striking errors... Covers more than just the cents but is highly informative... Hope that helps a little... Good job on the pics!!!
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