How to find mintmark?

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Example Mint Mark Locations
  1. Indian Head penny the mint mark is on the reverse below the wreath. ...
  2. Lincoln Cent, the mint mark is below the date on the obverse.
  3. Liberty or V Nickel: on the reverse just below the. ...
  4. Indian Head or Buffalo nickel: on the reverse below the denomination of FIVE CENTS.

What does the mint mark look like on a coin?

The current mint marks on United States coinage are P, D, S, and W for the 4 currently operating US Mints. The letter P is used for the Philadelphia Mint, D for the Denver Mint, S for the San Francisco Mint, and W for the West Point Mint.

Do all coins have a mint mark?

Mint and has always been the main facility, most coins from historic Philadelphia have no mint mark. Exceptions are the Wartime nickels of 1942-45 (shown), Anthony dollars of 1979-81, and all other Philadelphia coins after 1979 except the cent.

Is a coin with no mint mark rare?

There are some very rare no mintmark error coins that are also extremely valuable. These are some of the most famous no-mintmark coins, along with their approximate value: 1922 plain no-D Lincoln penny — $400+ 1968 no-S Roosevelt proof dime — $9,000+

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What is the rarest mint mark on a coin?

5 of the Most Valuable U.S. Coins
  • 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar. Mint mark: No mint mark. Face value: $1. ...
  • 1913 Liberty Head Nickel. Mint mark: None. Face value: $.05. ...
  • 1870 S Seated Liberty Dollar. Mint mark: S. Face value: $1. ...
  • 1927 D St Gaudens Double Eagle. Mint mark: D. Face value: $20. ...
  • 1838 O Capped Bust Half Dollar. Mint mark: O.

How much is a 1977 penny worth without mint mark?

The 1977 penny with no mint mark and the 1977 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade. The 1977 S proof penny is worth around $2.50 in PR 65 condition.

How much is a 1776 to 1976 quarter worth?

The standard 1776-1976 clad quarters in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.25. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. The 1776-1976 S proof quarter is worth around $5 in PR 65 condition.

How much is a 1964 penny worth with no mint mark?

The 1964 penny with no mint mark and the 1964 D penny are each worth around $0.15 in uncirculated condition with an MS-63RB grade. The value is around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS-65RD. Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $1.50 in PR-65RD condition.

How much is a 1982 no mint penny worth?

Copper Pennies

The 1982 copper penny with no mint mark and the small date is worth around $0.50 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade. The 1982 D copper penny is worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

How much is a 1975 penny worth without mint mark?

The 1975 penny with no mint mark and the 1975 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade. The 1975 S proof penny is worth around $3.50 in PR 65 condition.

What makes a 1964 penny valuable?

Most worn 1964 pennies are worth the value of their copper content — or about 2 cents.

Why is a 1964 nickel rare?

The U.S. was experiencing a coin shortage at the time; increased numbers of minor coinage were needed. With the exceptional number of original mintages, the two mint varieties (Philadelphia and Denver) 1964 nickels are very abundant today.

What year dime is worth the most?

Tthe Carson City Seated Liberty dimes struck from 1871 through 1874 are exceedingly rare. All are at least four-figure coins in the grade of Good-4. The most valuable of these dimes is the 1873-CC, which saw a mintage of 12,400 pieces and offers collectors just one known survivor today.

What is the rarest penny?

The 1943 copper-alloy cent is one of the most enigmatic coins in American numismatics — and reportedly the most valuable Lincoln penny of all.

What is the D mint mark?

It means that the coin was minted at the West Point Mint in New York. D stands for the Denver Mint, P stands for the Philadelphia Mint and “S” stands for the San Francisco Mint.

Are pennies from the 60s worth anything?

1960 Penny Facts

1960 pennies are made from a 95% copper composition. They contain approximately 2 cents' worth of the valuable metal. That means all 1960 pennies are worth at least 2 cents — more or less. While it's illegal to melt pennies for their copper value, coin hoarders still save old copper pennies anyway.

What year is the oldest penny?

1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Penny (1 Cent). This is the oldest Lincoln Cent in the world. It is also called a wheat penny because the obverse side has wheat stalks.

How much is a 1980 no mint penny worth?

The 1980 penny with no mint mark and the 1980 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade. The 1980 S proof penny is worth around $2.50 in PR 65 condition.

Is a 1776-1976 half dollar worth anything?

The standard 1776-1976 clad half dollars in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.50. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. The 1776-1976 S proof half dollar is worth around $4 in PR 65 condition.

Is a 1976 Bicentennial quarter worth anything?

Only Bicentennial quarters that come from the San Francisco Mint (with an “S” mintmark) OR are uncirculated are worth more than face value: A typical uncirculated 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarter with either no mintmark or the “D” mintmark is worth between 40 cents to $1.25.

What is the rarest quarter state?

#1 — 2008-D Oklahoma Quarter (194,600,000)

What is the rarest state quarter to find in circulation? That honor goes to the 2008-D Oklahoma state quarter — which has a mintage of well below 200 million.

What are rare pennies to look for?

So before you say, “Keep the change,” check to see if you have any of these valuable pennies:
  • 1943 Bronze Lincoln. (Image: Heritage Auctions, HA.com) ...
  • 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse. ...
  • 1992 Close AM Reverse. ...
  • 1972 Doubled Die Obverse. ...
  • 1995 Doubled Die Obverse. ...
  • 1999 Wide AM Reverse. ...
  • 1983 Double Die Reverse.

How much is a penny from 1977 worth today?

Most 1977 BIE pennies are worth around $5 to $10.

Is a 1977 d penny worth anything?

CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1977 D Lincoln Penny value at an average of 1 cent, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $8.