1990 proof cent with no "s" ??

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Orange Gold, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Orange Gold

    Orange Gold Junior Member

    Okay, well I heard that in 1990 there was around 3,000 proofed pennies made at the san-fransisco mint without the "s" so people thought they were from the Philadelphia mint. However, no pennies were "proof" - minted in Philadelphia that year... So it is an easily distinguishable error.
    Anyways I was searching through ebay and found an item titled "1990 Lincoln Cent lot of 3 (P & D)"
    I clicked it and it said they were proof and uncirculated.
    When I looked at the picture there were 3 proof pennies from 1990 and one of them had no s...
    I just bought them all
    Here is the link
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1990-LINCOLN-CENT-LOT-3-PROOF-UNC-P-D-COLLECTOR-SET-/330447167117

    What do you think? good deal? it was $4.95 for the lot.
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  3. abe

    abe LaminatedLincolnCollector

    Thats a 1990 unc., 1990-D unc, & 1990-S proof...
  4. Orange Gold

    Orange Gold Junior Member

    Aw Man! haha.. at least it was only $5... I'll still keep the coins :p
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Look at the bright side..........at least the shipping was free!

    Better luck next time!

    Chris
  6. ldhair

    ldhair Coin Collector Supporter

    $5 sounds fair to me.
  7. Numismatist47

    Numismatist47 New Member

    A 1990 Lincoln proof with no "S" mm would not have sold for $4.95. In the proof set, the value is somewhere around $5400.
  8. Billyray

    Billyray Junior Member

    The one in the stapled holder is the proof. Compare it's fields to the other 2. See how polished it looks?
  9. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    live and learn and understand that there's no free lunch. If a deal looks too good to be true...
  10. chip

    chip Novice collector

    That is usually true, today I took my car in to the Goodyear store because my tire has developed a slow leak, it was fixed, asked how much, the price was gratis. Of course we and our children usually buy our tires there so we have been loyal customers. But the way I figure it, it should have cost about the same as another silver eagle, so I think I will put the money I would have spent getting the tire fixed on another silver eagle.
  11. Numismatist47

    Numismatist47 New Member

    I think a lot more studying on proofs and unc coins from all 3 mints.

    San Fransico makes all the proofs for collecting. Denver and Philadelphia make both UNC sets, as well as business strikes for general circulation. The pennies in the sealed mylar are unc strikes from P and D mints, the penny in the 2x2 with the S mm is a proof.

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