1959 No Mint Penny

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  1. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    Wanted to share this penny I found that has no mint stamp...anybody know how to find where they were made if there is no mint? Also i think for being a 1959 penny it looks in pretty good condition....Since i'm still just learning of all this coin stuff how would i know if this is something worth sending for grading? Any opinions would be appreciated thanks. Hope these pics help.
     

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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to CT. It is in nice condition, but there rolls of these being sold on e-bay for not much above face value. Cents made in Philadelphia never had a mint mark until 2017. Previous to that they are left blank, with the ones made in Denver having a D and San Francisco with an S. Hang around awhile and read.
     
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  4. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas US Coin and Stamp Collector

    Your cent was minted at Philadelphia. It would not be worth submitting for grading as it is a very common coin worth very little. Although I can not be certain if it is circulated or not from the pictures, I do see distracting contact marks on Lincoln's beard and on other places as well, which means even if it were uncirculated, it grade a low MS grade. Examples for this particular date and mint in that condition are worth less than a dollar. By the way, the only time the Philadelphia mint ever placed the P mintmark on cents was last year in 2017 in honor of the US Mint's 2225th anniversary, all other years no mintmark was used.
     
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  5. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    Thanks 4the info
    It's amazing there are so many vids on YouTube that just make you feel like you finally found that money maker lol
     
  6. AnonymousCoinCollector

    AnonymousCoinCollector Reintroduce silver coins to circulation!

    You don't say...
     
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    @LuckyCoin
    I consider Youtube Videos a fountain of misinformation!
    I'm sure there are just a few that are true to there description but most are misleading.. we get a lot of new members who state "they saw on youtube" and then we have to let them down
     
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  8. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    You should get yourself a copy of the Redbook. It has lots of information, and is a good guide for the relative values of coins. It slso has info on the different kinds of errors. It will pay for itself. Welcome!
     
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  9. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Well-Known Member

    Very nice pictures too.
     
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  10. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT. Very nice closeups. Stick around & show us your next find
     
  11. frankjg

    frankjg Active Member

    I have a theory that YouTube videos are a slick marketing campaign from the TPGs. They must be responsible for thousands of submissions a year.
     
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  12. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    God knows I love to be informed first of something then assuming something and looking like a dumb azz... lol I can't thank everybody enough for sharing there passion of coin collecting. I def see now why its addicting and challenging. There is so much 2 learn but yet the hunt is priceless and thx for the pic comments... Amazon Jiusion 40 to 1000x Magnification Endoscope, 8 LED USB 2.0 Digital Microscope, Mini Camera $19.99
     
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  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Endoscope...ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww did you swallow a coin??? :)
     
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