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Off-Center (Offset) Error

 Date: 1970 
 Mint mark: not apparent 
 Size: small 
 Description from requester: Liberty Penny. The coin was minted unevenly. The bottom 1/8 to 1/4 inch of coin is blank. The imprint starts above the blank area and cannot be completely seem. 
 [Request 925, Sunday, 09-Aug-2009] 
 [Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wednesday, 15-Aug-2012] 

Off-Center (Offset) Error | error offset offcenter nickel liberty 8 1 united 4 erors errors nichol nickle nickels nikel nichel cent untied liberie liberity The place to go to see spectacular minting errors like yours in MikeByers.com. Your off center Lincoln cent sounds to be about 20 percent offset, so it would probably draw bids of $10 to $20 US dollars on eBay. The value of off-center strikes depends on the amount off-center. The coin in the picture is about 30 percent off-center. Were it 60 percent off-center, the value would probably double to about $40.

Lincoln cents, of course, are very common in the US and errors are not worth too much. If the error coin is an exotic one, the value goes up due to rarity and the value goes up further due to error.

Error collecting is a specialized area of numismatics (coin collecting) and assigning probable values is difficult. A good place to get a handle on value is to go the eBay category for minting errors, found at this link. Here you can see pictures of the various types of error coins, and get a good idea of retail value.

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