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What is the value of a penny that is only half stamped on the front and back?


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2011-10-18 21:12:56
2011-10-18 21:12:56

You have what is known as an "Off-Center Strike Error".

This happens more often than you might think. With all the billions of pennies minted, many thousands of these errors find their way out of the mint and into circulation.

Depending on how much off-center your coin is, its value will range from a couple dollars to about $50 -- having a visible date usually adds to its value.



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With out seeing the coin, it sounds like it maybe an off-center strike error. Show it to a dealer or collector to find out what it is. As to value? Don't expect to retire.

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