PCGS 5c 1920 Buffalo Nickel 30% Off-Center MS-62


Struck 30% off-center and with a good amount of both planchet and design showing. Buffalo nickels are very scarce struck off-center, and much more so more than 10% off. An overall nice example.

An off-center occurs when the planchet is improperly fed into the minting press, and instead of being placed in the collar and between the dies, it is instead positioned only partially between the dies. When it is struck, the resulting coin will have only part of the design showing and part "off-center", and will have little or no edge devices.

PCGS MS-62 with attractive golden toning, and a short, toned-over scratch on the reverse accounting for the MS-62 grade.